Asamoah Gyan is optimistic of influencing a slew of superstars to India football

Published on: 10 October 2019

Black stars all-time leading striker Asamoah Gyan has opened up about his new adventure in joining India side NorthEast United Fc.

 The former Sunderland man disclosed that he is not bothered playing in India, all though he never thought of playing there.

"Honestly, it's part of my job. It doesn’t matter where I play. This is also my first time in India. In the past, I never thought of coming here. But then football is my life. I told myself.

“Hey, I am going to a new country. I have to stay focused and do my job, I am adapting here and liking the country too.

The 33-year-old striker, reflected on the influence he added to the UAE and Chinese league and hopes to repeat that fate with his current status.

"I was in the best league in the world in England, and then I came to UAE. People began to ask questions about my decision. On CNN, I said that I would bring exposure to the UAE Pro League, and since I moved there, many more players began to come. Then I moved to China, and now there are many players coming there. I hope I can do the same in India, as in bring exposure. I have played in so many leagues.

"Now India is a new challenge for me. It might not matter, but I could open the way for more world-class players.

"Since landing in Guwahati, I haven’t been out much. Right now, I am busy training, so it will take some time for me to decide my opinion regarding the country. Now, I am only focused on my game. If I don’t score, I won’t be happy. That is the most important thing for me right now".

The Indian super league has been a happy rewarding ground for a slew of superstars like Diego Forlan, Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires all passing through.