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Sunil Chhetri’s presence will be a big plus for Mumbai: Anelka

Sunil Chhetri’s presence will be a big plus for Mumbai: Anelka
He has never seen Sunil Chhetri in action but Mumbai City FC's star player-cum-manager Nicolas Anelka is confident that the Indian national team captain will prove to be a "big plus" for the team.

"Everybody told me he (Sunil) is a very good player. I don't know him personally and will try to speak to him. He will miss 1-2 games initially (because of couple of World Cup qualifiers). We are happy to have him in the team. I think he will be a big plus for the team," former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Anelka said on Saturday.

Delighted to be back at Mumbai City FC in a dual role, Anleka wants to help the Ranbir Kapoor co-owned franchise win the second edition of theIndian Super League (ISL) starting October 3.

"I am happy to be back. We have a bigger and better squad this season. Last season, we had a good team but were a little bit unlucky as our key players were injured. This time the players' desire is to do better (than last year) and my personal desire is to reach, at the minimum, the semis," said the former French international. 

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