Farukh Choudhary: Everyone motivated to do more
Jamshedpur FC will be eager to preserve their unbeaten record in Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 when they travel to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi to take on the struggling Delhi Dynamos FC on Sunday. Fresh off their impressive 4-1 victory over FC Goa, the Miners will be eying to secure another win.
Ahead of the match, indiansuperleague.com had an exclusive chat with Jamshedpur's young striker Farukh Choudhary. Here are the excerpts.
How much do the city of Jamshedpur and the club mean to you?
It obviously means a lot and that’s why I’ve signed with Jamshedpur FC for two more years. It's going great till now and we’ve got our first home victory in the last match, so we’re really happy.
How important was the home victory against FC Goa?
Yeah, it was really frustrating because we were trying to get those three points, that win, but unfortunately, we didn’t get it for the four games continuously. We’re really happy that we got the win and that too, in our home. It was a nice thing you know with the home crowd supporting you, it was really nice.
Thoughts on this year's team.
Yeah, it’s going good. So far so good, and I am really enjoying it this year. The players are different obviously, the foreigners are different this year. Only Tiri and Memo are there from last year. I am bonding well with everyone and everyone’s doing great. We’re getting to learn a lot from the foreigners and everyone.
What is the objective for Jamshedpur FC this season?
That is a long-term thing, but obviously, we are looking forward to the next match right now. So, just the next game. We have to win the next game and keep going. If we keep winning we’ll land there only I guess.
Are the youngsters in the team as motivated as the senior players?
Yes, everyone’s motivated to do more. You want to start every game so everyone’s working hard for that. Everyone wants each other to do well so everyone is helping each other in training and off the pitch also. So, it’s going good.
Thoughts on the game against Delhi Dynamos FC.
I think it will be a great fight because I guess Delhi Dynamos FC have not won any game yet. They’ll come at us with everything and we have to be ready for it and go all out. So, let’s look forward to the game.