GUWAHATI, Oct 10 - With the Indian Super League (ISL) all set to get underway on October 20, NorthEast United FC head coach Robert Jarni is determined to put up a better show this time compared to last season.
Addressing the media, the Croatian said, �Before I came to India, I was coaching the U-19 and the U-20 teams of Croatia during the last two seasons. But that was a national duty and I wanted to spend more time with a team and not just training camps. That is one of the major reasons why I came to India and NEUFC. I want to spend a whole season rather than at training camps.�
Asked if he could replicate last season�s performance, he said, �Football is not mathematics. Our goal is to at least do better than what the team did last season. I have given my 100 per cent to achieve that.
�The players in our squad are new. They are young and promising players. They have a very good future ahead.�
Regarding the Indian players in the team, the Croat who represented his country in 81 matches said, �I am very happy with the Indian players but I don�t want to disclose their names.
�The league will be very competitive and all the teams are strong. It doesn�t matter who the opponent is. We have to play good football to win.�
Marquee signing Asamoah Gyan said, �I am thrilled to be a part of NEUFC for the ISL season 2019-20. I am confident that we can do better.�
Asked about the Indian team, Gyan said, �Indian team is very good and they know how to possess the ball and they have a good coach too.
�Indian football is improving every year but they need exposure to play high level football.�