Indian forward Manvir Singh who currently plays for ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League whom he recently had joined this season prior to this Manvir also played for FC Goa from 2017 to 2020 for 3 years.
Manvir Singh is currently a part of the Indian squad playing in the FIFA 2022 World Cup and AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers. In the post-match interview, Manvir Singh admitted to imitating Sunil Chhetri and stated Sunil Chhetri’s performances through these years have the perfect education for him.
Throughout his career, he has made 19 appearances for India and has scored 4 goals until now. Further on, In his ISL career so far he has made 88 appearances he has scored 15 goals and has a lot of improvement to do along the way.
During the ongoing qualifiers, Singh said “My job becomes easier when I play alongside top strikers. I just watch Sunil-bhai and try to imitate his calm in front of goal. At the end of the day, that ice-cool head makes all the difference. That’s education for me. In a match a striker won’t get a million chances.”
“There will be days when you will get just one chance, or maybe a half chance. If you are able to make it count, you have done your job. I also need to mention that I look up to Roy Krishna’s calm in front of goal. They are my heroes.”
“At the outset, I was an out-and-out striker. But a player needs to be flexible. Modern-day football is not just about sticking to one position and role. I have been playing on the wings – both on the right wing and left wing in recent times. I feel that has helped me understand the dynamics of a team’s attacking philosophy. It is a plus point for any player.”
However with only 1 match remaining in the joint qualifiers India just need a draw to qualify for AFC Asian Qualifiers 3rd round. Hopefully Singh will keep his head up and give India the lead they need.