Kolkata: Laid low by injuries in recent months, India captain Bhaichung Bhutia today quashed talk of any imminent retirement and said he would return next season after taking a three-month break and if he decides to quit, he would do it from East Bengal.
Talking to reporters at East Bengal club, the Sikkimese sniper said he came to be known as a footballer from East Bengal, so he would like to call it quits donning the red-and-gold jersey.
“I’m born in Sikkim, but I started my football life here in East Bengal. I got to be known as a footballer from East Bengal. It’s my mother club. East Bengal gave me a footballing life. That’s the reality and that is never going to change.
“I’ve got all my trophies for East Bengal be it Durand Cup, Federation Cup or whatever.