Farukh Choudhary: Piti is an outstanding player

Jamshedpur FC will be on the road to face ATK in their fourth match of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20. Antonio Iriondo’s men are unbeaten so far, winning two and drawing their third.

Ahead of the match, in-form Jamshedpur striker, Farukh Choudhary spoke joined indiansuperleague.com for an exclusive pre-match interview. Here are the excerpts:  

You had a tough 0-0 draw in the last game against Bengaluru. Do you think it was a good result for Jamshedpur?

I think it was a good result for us. We didn’t lose, we got a point out of it at least. It was a tough game really. I think all the players gave their best in that match, including Bengaluru FC players. Both the goalkeepers played an outstanding game that night. Subrata (Paul) bhai and Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu) bhai. If we talk about our game, I think it was a really important point at home, we are looking forward to the next game now.

A goal and an assist already this season. How would you rate your own performance so far?

I am giving my 100% every time I enter the field. I think if you put in the effort, the results will come. I am really glad I got a goal and an assist, and I am looking forward to doing more in the upcoming games.

How has the experience been playing with somebody as experienced as Piti?

He is an outstanding player; I must tell you that. He has played in the La Liga. Everyone can see his quality when he gets the ball. He does things you can’t even think about. He is a very important player for us. His presence makes a lot of difference for us.

In the next game you’re facing ATK. How is the team preparing for the game?

Our coach always says, we look at our strengths and what we can do to hurt the other team. We are not too focused on them but yes, we are approaching this game the same way we approach any other game. ATK are a really good side. Their attacking line is great. My ex-teammate Soosai (Michael Soosairaj) and a few guys I know are there, and they are doing well. We’ll see what happens in the game.

On facing former teammate Michael Soosairaj.

I don’t know what he thinks because he was here last season. For us it’s just another game, obviously off-the-field he’s my friend, but when we enter the field, we are opponents. We are going to give our best for our team.

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