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Sahal Abdul Samad: India National Team is a “Family with a Special Bond.”

Sahal Abdul Samad
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Blue Tigers player Abdul Sahal believes there is a “special chemistry” within the national team member, and it is nothing more limited than a “family with a special Bond.”

“Representing @indianfootball is the proudest moment for me. I can’t say what it feels like wearing the national jersey and singing the national anthem in front of the crowd. It’s the proudest feeling. We are all brothers in the campground and share special chemistry

When I first came to the camp, I preferred to remain quiet on the same day. Slowly we started to get along, and now we are a family with a special connection.”

Abdul Sahal

The midfielder made his debut for the Blue Tigers against Curacao in the 2019 Copa Del Rey on June 5, 2019. Since then, midfield duo Thapa-Sahal has taken the spotlight.

The two shared a mutual appreciation for each other’s good qualities. “In Indian Football, Sahal is the Golden Boy. His playing style is outstanding, and if anyone watches him playing, he will fall in love with his game,” Thapa said earlier.

Sahal later claimed, “Thapa is a cute little guy with a bigger heart. He excels under pressure, and he’s an exceptionally talented passer. He can execute passes anywhere in the world field with ease.”

Friendship among young people is something that has evolved. They play FIFA and competitiveness together to come out as the winner smoothes the mutual bond.

“Thapa is a fabulous person, but he always loses me in FIFA. The Boy constantly says he is the best, but if he can’t defeat me, how can be the best?”

“Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vineet Rai, and Narender Gahlot come first if we rank FIFA players. Then we can remember Thapa,” he continued.

“Off the pitch, Ashique Kuruniyan is a funny guy. We are roommates and have a great relationship that started with the national team camp. He’s a great team player and can do it to integrate into any position.”

“Congratulations to him on his wedding. I hope he doesn’t stop being funny after his wedding,” Sahal smiles.

Additionally, he mentioned how Adil Khan isolates and motivates him. “We have a lot of fun together. We went on long hikes on the off days. He takes care of me like my older brother and always gives me confidence. He is friendly with everyone,” revealed the 23-year-old.

Plus, he explained why Blue Tigers’ head coach Igor Stimac commands so much respect from his quarters.