Bengaluru FC have struggled the most without the fans, so we’re thrilled to have them back: Captain Sunil Chhetri
Bengaluru FC and Indian men’s national football team skipper Sunil Chhetri is looking forward to the return of fans in the stadiums as the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season will welcome back supporters across all venues after two years.
Chhetri believes having spectators in the stands will create the right footballing atmosphere and will play a huge role in games, encouraging players to be at their level best.
“The fans will have a massive impact this season, especially for us. I think all the teams have struggled not playing with the fans not being able to be at the stadiums. But if there is one team that has struggled the most, by far, it is us. So we are thrilled that the fans are coming back this season and it is the best news for a team like us,” said Chhetri to TOI.
The matches will return to 10 different stadiums spread across several cities featuring their respective teams, with fans wanting to play their role by heading to their side’s home stadiums and rooting for a win.
The 38-year-old is stoked to play against Kerala Blasters FC at their home turf, thanks to their enthralling fan support at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. “I am looking forward to playing against Kerala Blasters FC. Just to play at the stadium against all the fans is an experience,” stated the Bengaluru FC captain.
Bengaluru FC share an exquisite relationship with their supporters, the most famous of which are the West Block Blues who are known for their extensive support over the years in home as well as away games from a long time.