Want to help the team and try to score lots of goals: Jamshedpur FC forward Steve Ambri
At 26, Ambri is entering the prime of his career, and the French-born forward will be eager to make an immediate impact at his new club.
Jamshedpur FC has encountered a challenging start to the 2023-24 Indian Super League (ISL) season. The Men of Steel have secured just one victory in their first three games, accumulating three points. While they've shown promise in creating opportunities, their struggle lies in the attacking third, with the team scoring only one goal.
Jamshedpur FC will aim to address their goal-scoring woes with the acquisition of forward Steve Ambri. With the versatility to play across the attacking line, Ambri has the potential to make a difference to Jamshedpur FC's attack with his speed, physical prowess, and goal-scoring instincts. At 26, Ambri is entering the prime of his career, and the French-born forward will be eager to make an immediate impact at his new club.
“I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of this club, and I must say, the warm welcome I've received from my teammates and the staff has been truly heartwarming. It's clear that there's a strong sense of camaraderie here, and that's made my decision to join this club even more fulfilling,” Ambri said an interview with Jamshedpur FC.
This marks Ambri's first venture outside Europe, as he has predominantly played in France and had a stint with Moldovan club Sheriff Tiraspol. On the international stage, Ambri initially represented the France U-20 team but decided to represent Guinea-Bissau in 2021 and has earned five caps with the African side. Ambri stated he is eager to play under Jamshedpur FC's interim head coach, Scott Cooper, and is determined to contribute by scoring goals.
“This marks my first experience in Indian football, and I am thrilled to join Jamshedpur FC. Playing under the guidance of Scott is exciting, as our playing styles are harmonious. I am eager to contribute by scoring goals for both the club and the passionate fans,” he stated.
Having joined the team after the start of the 2023-24 season, Ambri is progressively improving his fitness through rigorous training sessions. He acknowledged the need to swiftly adapt to the team's style of play to prepare for upcoming matches.
He said: “I have had a couple of intense training sessions with the squad already, and I feel good. I have to adapt to the climate, but little by little, it will get better. I have about two weeks before we play the next league game, so I will utilise this time to my and the team’s advantage.”
Jamshedpur FC's new No. 39 has set his sights on the current season, with a commitment to contribute to his team's success and find the back of the net. He is eager to play in front of Jamshedpur FC's passionate supporters and is determined to bring joy to their faces.
“I aim to give my best in every match to help the team and try to score lots of goals. Also, of course, I am looking forward to seeing the loud fans at The Furnace who will be there to support us. They are the key to help us win matches. I can't wait to meet you all at the stadium, Red Miners. See you soon,” he concluded.