first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 20:15 IST FC Bayern Hall of Fame member Bixente Lizarazu pointed out that India players are technically stronger (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBayern Munich Hall of Fame member Bixente Lizarazu says he can see a football revolution in IndiaBixente Lizarazu says interest in the sport from the young generation is a big boost to the football scene in IndiaLizarazu said first a player needs to know how to control the ball with every face of the feet1998 FIFA World Cup winner and FC Bayern Hall of Fame member Bixente Lizarazu feels that India is witnessing a football revolution and can play a World Cup in a decade or so.Remarking that Indian players are now technically stronger, the Frenchman said he can imagine India playing the prestigious cup in the next 10 years. However, the progress will be gradual, he added.”Its only two times that I came here (India) but I see a revolution. The way of playing is changing. Now players are playing more technically and trying short passes with more control,” Lizarazu, a member of the French team that won Euro 2000, told IANS.”The young generations are interested in football. In 10 years or maybe 20 years I can imagine Indian team playing a World Cup but it will take time,” he added.Lizarazu was in India for a two-day Adidas FC Bayern Youth Cup India Finals. It’s an under-16, seven-a-side, inter-school football tournament. The winning team from the National Finals will represent India in the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals.Offering a piece of advice to Indian players, the 49-year-old legend said first a player needs to know how to control the ball with every face of the feet. “My advice is to have the full control of the ball. It has to be your friend. You have to do a lot of exercise with the ball to be easy with it. You have to be comfortable with every face of your feet,” he said.advertisement”If you have control over the ball then you try to play it with others as it is a team game,” he added.Also Read | Stephen Constantine was good but next coach should make us better: Subhasish BoseAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Indian footballFollow FIFA World CupFollow Bixente Lizarazu India can play World Cup in 10-20 years: Former Bayern Munich star LizarazuRemarking that Indian players are now technically stronger, the Frenchman said he can imagine India playing the prestigious cup in the next 10 years.advertisementlast_img