Video: Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Marc Bartra wish Bengaluru FC ahead of AFC Cup final
It just got a lot bigger! Bengaluru FC take on Air Force Club, Iraq in the AFC Cup final today and guess who just sent them best wishes? Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires, legendary Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry and Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra!
The AFC Cup final is a historic event in the history of Indian Football as this is the first time ever that an Indian team has made to the finals of this competition. Wishes for the Puma backed club from Karnataka have been pouring in since the morning and this video was definitely the icing on the cake!
Air Force Club, Iraq are the opponents of Bengaluru FC in the finals in Doha tonight. The Iraqi club is also playing in their first ever AFC Cup final and they too will go all out to get the historic win!
Thierry Henry, who’s currently with the Belgian National Team was recently in India for a PUMA event. Henry was in Kolkata, where he saw the Indian Super League match between Atletico De Kolkata and Mumbai City FC which the visitors won courtesy a poacher’s goal from Diego Forlan.
Henry made it even more special for the Bengaluru FC boys by sending them a good luck message. He said, “Hello guys! Just wanted to wish you all the very best for the final. C’mon BFC!”
Robert Pires, who’s also in India, to promote the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, joined Henry in sending the Bengaluru boys a good luck message. “Good luck for the finals Bengaluru FC” said the Arsenal legend.
Former Barcelona and current Borussia Dortmund defender, Marc Bartra also chipped in with a long message for the Bengaluru FC boys.
These Puma athletes have played in some of the biggest finals in world football and surely know what it takes to lift trophies. These messages will surely serve as inspiration for Bengaluru FC as they look to win the coveted AFC Cup, which could be a watershed moment in the history of Indian football.