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We wanted to win this title badly: Chhetri

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, March 18: An elated Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri termed his team�s maiden Indian Super League victory against FC Goa as a �sweet one� especially after his side had faltered in the summit clash last season against Chennaiyin FC.

Courtesy Rahul Bheke�s championship-winning header in the second extra time, Bengaluru defeated FC Goa 1-0 in an edge of a seat thriller last night here to win their maiden ISL title. Bengaluru had last year lost the final to Chennaiyin FC.

�Last year after the final, I said next year we�ll come back. Right from the ball boy to Carles (Cuadrat � the coach), everyone wanted this. We wanted to win it (the title) badly. When you lose the way we did last year, it�s sweet to win this one. Asia, we are back,� Chhetri said at the post match media conference.

Now by winning the ISL, Bengaluru FC will play in the AFC Asian Cup next year.

Chhetri also said it was �commendable� that a player like Ferran Corominas, who bagged the Golden Boot award, did not get any chance against his team on all the three occasions when the two teams clashed. � PTI

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