Bundesliga released a special video in which the league fraternity came forward to send good luck wishes to Indian football team ahead of their opening encounter against Thailand on January 6, at the AFC Asian Cup in UAE.
SV Werder Bremen forward Claudio Pizarro addressed the Indian captain Sunil Chhetri and said: “Sunil, there is no one in India quite like you. Keep firing and inspiring the nation.”
The stars ? from @Bundesliga_EN have special wishes for the #BlueTigers ? ahead of the #AsianCup2019 .— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 3, 2019
Thank you ?? for the support ?? ? ??@MarioGoetze@YannSommer1@LMatthaeus10#BackTheBlue#AsianDream#IndianFootballpic.twitter.com/YCI5DGpBC6
Germany World Cup winning forward, Mario Goetze, who plays for title bound Borussia Dortmund, addressed forward Anirudh Thapa and said: “Anirudh, you have everything it takes to become the country’s next big superstar. Go on then, make your mark.”
Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper had a few words of encouragement for Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. “Gurpreet, you are the guardian of the posts. Remember, block everything in sight.”
In all obviousness, the video is a part of the campaign to advertise the German league in India, but this reinforces the importance of the Indian market to the league.