Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has expressed his delight after making his NorthEast United debut in their 0-0 draw against champions Bengaluru in the Indian Super League opener on Monday.
The 33-year-old, who joined the club from on a free transfer after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor was replaced by Maximiliano Barreiro in the 89th minute as the visitors secured a vital point.
Speaking after the game, the former Sunderland forward expressed his happiness after making his debut despite not being 100% fit.
"Its a good game. We knew we were playing against a tough side and we had one point here. I think its a good result for us," Gyan said.
"Its a very good start. We had a couple of chances that we could have won the game. But this is football.
"This is the first game and so we're looking forward to the next game.
"I got here exactly like one month and have a lot of work to do with my fitness. I know the team started two months before I came.
"I am getting used to the players, I am getting used to everything. This is the first game like I said and I will just go home and work on my fitness level.
" I can't wait. It will be very good to play infront of our home fans. They came here to support us and so when are playing at home, we have to make them happy."