ISL- Indian Super League

ISL has done a brilliant job for the last 10 years, asserts Chinglensana Singh

Rutvij JoshiRutvij Joshi

September 12 2023
Hyderabad FC presser before ISL 10 starts

New recruit Joe Knowles shared his thoughts on new journey in Indian football

The start of the Indian Super League is just days away and Hyderabad FC is all set for the upcoming season. In the Durand Cup, the Nizams did not have a very good outing and few of their star players like Akash Mishra and Bartholomew Ogbeche had left the club for greener pastures.

Meanwhile,  the new look Hyderabad FC contingent consisting of  Conor Nestor, goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani, new signing Joe Knowles and the newly appointed club captain Chinglensana Singh took questions from the media on the ISL media day which took place in the city of Bengaluru.

Conor’s view on accepting the coaching role

The Irishman began the press meet by sharing his views on accepting the coaching role at Hyderabad FC, “  During Covid the league i was working in was shut down and during that time I had seen almost every game of every teams in the league so yeah when HFC approached me that was already a feeling that it is a league that I would love to work in and then after discussions I knew it was the right club.”

Chinglensana’s view on the reflection of the league

In its 10th season, the Indian Super League (ISL) has reached a significant milestone. When asked about what the ISL has achieved in its journey, the captain of Hyderabad FC responded, “ I think the ISL has done a brilliant job for the last 10 years. When ISL came into the picture, many players came and Indian players developed massively. The quality of players we play with helps the domestic players honestly and you can see the result of the National Team players.”

Joe’s first impression of his teammates

Hyderabad FC’s newest recruit is all set to have a new  career experience in India. He gave his thoughts on the impression that he had on his teammates he said, “ The training has  been good. The coaches come in and the training has been quite high standard and I am surprised with the standard over here. They have done a good pre-season and we are looking to build it up on the same. “

Desperate to get into National team: Chinglensana

When quizzed about how desperate  Chinglensana Singh was to get back into the team he said, “ I was not part of the two tournaments that took place earlier but with what happened back home in Manipur was unfortunate. I had a very tough decision to make and that time family was important and even if i had gone with the national team , I wouldn’t be 100 % mentally. So the decision was very difficult to be missed out on.”

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