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Coventry did not treat Chhetri well: Bhutia

February 09, 2009 19:39 IST

Baichung Bhutia is not amused at the way India teammate Sunil Chhetri was treated by Coventry City and feels the Delhi player's agent could have handled the situation better.

"Sunil's agent and Coventry could have done better than give him just a couple of days' trial," Bhutia said in Delhi on Monday.

The India and Mohun Bagan skipper was in the city to conduct a special skills session for kids, organised by the Delhi International Football League in association with a sports equipment brand Nike.

"Coventry did not give him a fair trial. He was there for six days but during that time the club was playing the league matches. That left him just two days to train with the squad.

"I don't know why Coventry called him now in the middle of the season. They could have seen him in the summers," said Bhutia.

The skipper also felt Chhetri's England-based agent Yogesh Joshee should have advised the player better.

"It's normal for somebody getting a call to train abroad getting excited but it was the duty of Sunil's agent to advise him better," said Bhutia, adding "after this incident players should be more careful".

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