Gerard Nus eager to build ‘something special’ at NorthEast United FC

NorthEast United FC’s new head coach Gerard Nus expressed his happiness with the way that the Highlanders’ squad is shaping up ahead of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21. The Spanish head coach will arrive on Indian shores on Friday along with his coaching staff and Federico Gallego, who has been retained by the club. Nus has roped in a number of Indian and foreign players who are in their prime as the club look to qualify for just their second Hero ISL playoffs.

“I am happy with the roster that we have and the new players that we are bringing. We have a solid mix of experienced and young players. We want to build something special,” the 35-year-old head coach shared with goal.com.

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Nus is looking to bring the best out of his players and is working towards inculcating a fighting mentality in the squad. “We will have a clear identity of play and will fight for every single ball until the last minute of each game. We will create an environment where we will get the best out of every player, making each other better every day. I am confident that with the help of our supporters, we will achieve all of our goals,” he explained.

The Highlanders have produced some of the best talents in the Hero ISL since the inception of the league, and Nus is looking forward to using a few of these talented youngsters to the club’s benefit. “I am aware of the talent that this region has. I am a big believer in providing opportunities to the players that work hard and I do not think it is difficult to get young players into the first team; it all comes down to finding the right time and giving them the confidence that they deserve,” the Spaniard said.

"It is a beautiful process and my coaching staff and I will do our best to help them develop because it is not only important for our club but also for the progress and improvement of Indian football," Nus concluded.

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