Hyderabad FC’s captain Chinglesana Singh has stated that ISL has done a brilliant job for the last 10 years. The upcoming season of the Hero Indian Super League will be the 10th edition in the league and it has played a key role in the upliftment of Indian football.
Hyderabad FC had qualified for the semifinals in the previous season but lost to eventual champions Mohun Bagan Super Giant. The Nizams have appointed head coach Conor Nestor, and players like goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani, and new signing Joe Knowles to their roster.
Nestor will look to get the best out of his players and take them all the way in the upcoming season.
Nestor said on the media day of the ISL, “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.”
On the other hand, Singh added that the ISL has given the right platform to the young Indian players and has helped them take giant strides at the top level.
He said, “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 Knowles also shed light on the training and preparation so far for the upcoming season.
“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.”
Hyderabad FC will begin their ISL 2023-24 campaign against FC Goa at the G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad on 22nd September.