Poojary: Although it wasn't the best, last season helped me learn things

As Hyderabad FC gear up for their second Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) campaign, midfielder Nikhil Poojary is looking forward to helping his team improve their performances from last season. With a new coaching staff coming in for the 2020-21 season, Poojary hopes to have a strong Hero ISL campaign with Hyderabad FC.

“My time at Hyderabad FC has been amazing. Although the last season wasn't the best, it still helped me learn things. This year we have a new coaching team and have added new players. I am hopeful that we will do better and enjoy it even more,” Poojary told sportskeeda.com.

Having played two Hero ISL seasons, the versatile midfielder credited the league for providing a platform where quality foreign recruits can rub shoulders with domestic talents, which Poojary believes helps in the development of Indian players.

“The ISL, being a newer league, is well organized and has seen a steady stream of good overseas players coming in and improving the quality of the league further. For players like me, it is helpful as I get to learn from these players who have played around the globe when they share their journeys with us,” the 25-year-old said.

While discussing his targets with Hyderabad for the upcoming season, Poojary said, “My objective is simple, help my team win. That's the individual and team goal that I've set for myself this season. Obviously, it's not set in stone, but my short-term goals are to play as many games as I can for my club and country, and long-term goals are to be winning trophies with them.”

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