By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
The Blue Tigers ace defender Sandesh Jhingan has signed a deal with HNK Sibenik in Croatia.
He is the first Indian player to set up a place for a top-division club in Croatia.
Reacting to his new deal, the Indian player said “My playing in Europe helps a lot but it also comes down to having a personal desire. Everyone must do what they feel is best for their careers and if you have the desire to be in Europe as a player or any other desire, then you should follow it. You dream big and work more and harder than the dream itself.
“I am happy I am here. It’s a tough and strong league and playing here will challenge me to my limits and help me improve as a player and as a human being. I just want to perform at my optimum level and focus on the process. It will be challenging but I trust myself and my work ethic.”
“With that, I will come back to the national team and fight for my place there. If I feel I have improved more, then I will play better for the national team too and the team will also look good because one of their players is playing better.”