The 18th edition of the tournament will be the longest in history, to be held across 31 days, three more than the 28-day showpiece in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.
FC Goa will become the first Indian club to feature in the group stage of Asian Champions League this season.
Chhetri stated that hosting the mega-event here will be the 'best gift' for the supporters and having the top teams from the continent playing in India will be a boost for the sport in the country.
“Competition will be tough but unless you try you will not get anything. Just like any other bidding country, we are also confident of winning the right to host the event.
Coming on the back of a win, Ferrando feels their match against Odisha FC will be an important one as one moves into a busy Christmas period.
As part of the tie-up, coaches from RB Leipzig’s Academy will visit Goa to exchange ideas and conduct workshops.
There are growing concerns as to whether the eastern zone of the AFC Champions League can be completed in the face of travel restrictions in the region.
Under the watchful eyes of assistant coach Clifford Miranda, FC Goa has begun their pre-season training with the majority of the Indian contingent.
Four other countries have also expressed interest in hosting the tournament -- India, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan, the Asian Football Confederation said.
Chennaiyin's Lalpekhlua was incidentally the first player to score for an ISL club in Asian competition against Sri Lanka's Colombo FC.
In June this year, Asian Football Confederation granted India the right to host the coveted AFC Women's Asian Cup.
The deadline for bids to host the centralised AFC Champions League West region matches was ended on July 13.
The other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.
The four semi-finalists of the competition will earn a direct qualification to FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2021.
The Indian colts finished with seven points from three matches scoring 10 goals while conceding one in the group which included hosts Uzbekistan, Bahrain and Turkmenistan.