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Kolkata: At 35, Sunil Chhetri knows he does not have “many” games left for the national team, hence at the turn of the new year, the India captain wants to work even harder on his game as he tries to guide the team to the 2023 Asian Cup in China.

“I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my nation,” Chhetri said on Friday.

“There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, personally I want to take one game at a time.

“I need to work harder now. As a team, we need to win as many games as possible. The eventual aim is to qualify for Asian Cup. We need to be consistently qualifying for the continental championships and there can be no compromise on that aspect.”