- Adil Khan praised veteran goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh and defender Sandesh Jhingan
- Adil Khan said that he is lucky that Gurpreet and Sandesh help him.
Indian football team defender Adil Khan praised veteran goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh and defender Sandesh Jhingan and said that these two helped to make the team a strong defensive unit. Adil Khan said that he is lucky that Gurpreet and Sandesh help him. Adil Khan said, ‘I am lucky to have met such partners in the national team. Unfortunately, we cannot play for a team in the ISL, but in the national team, we have built a great defensive wall for India.
Asked what is the relationship between the goalkeeper and the defender, Goa defender Adil Khan replied, “In the national team, we started training together and since we started getting to know each other better.” Sandesh Jhingan speaks very loudly. He gives guidance to all the players and I, despite being a senior, give him an opportunity to talk because he speaks more loudly than me and gives good guidance. I also know how powerful and strong he is. Whenever I make a mistake, I know that he will come to cover and he probably knows this too. I want to play more matches with them. Whenever he stays as a central defender, I feel more secure.
Adil Khan counts Gurpreet Singh’s strengths
Adil Khan talked about the calm presence of Gurpreet Singh, 6 feet 5 inches tall. Khan said, ‘Gurpreet seems to be in the team that there is safety and you know that if you make a mistake, he is there to cover it. We had seen Gurpreet’s best performance against Qatar. His attitude and positiveness were superb. He will remain one of India’s best goalkeepers for many years to come. ‘ 32-year-old Adil Khan said that he had long regarded David Beckham as his role model. Mahesh Gawli then left a deep impression on his heart.
Adil Khan said, ‘I used to follow David Beckham a lot during my youth, but Mahesh Gawli Bhai became my idol when I started playing on the defender’s position. For many years he was one of India’s greatest defenders, whom I saw playing for India. Quite cool, talented, and a great person. I am one of his biggest fans. I met him a few months before the lockdown and he is still fit enough to play football at the top level. ‘