I couldn’t contain my happiness when I got the call: Gurmeet Singh

Gurmeet Singh speaks to AIFF Media about his journey to joining the Blue Tigers

The past week has been nothing short of extraordinary for Gurmeet Singh Chahal. Relaxing in his hometown of Narwana in Haryana after wrapping up the club season with Hyderabad FC, he wouldn’t have guessed that he’ll have to pack his bags and embark on another trip soon – this time to the Indian Senior National Team camp in Bhubaneswar.

While Phurba Lachenpa unfortunately had to be released from the National camp after suffering an adductor strain, it opened the doors for Gurmeet to become the Blue Tigers’ latest goalkeeper on the block.

“I’ve been here for a week now, and it feels amazing,” says Gurmeet. “I’m learning something new every single day here from my seniors, even the regular stuff like how they live, how they train, what they eat, etc.”

It was a typical day for Gurmeet back home – spending time with his family, and doing his routine training sessions – until he got one of the biggest calls of his life. The next day, he would be at the team hotel in the Odisha capital, sharing a room with Udanta Singh.

Read the full interview on the AIFF website

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