Not here for only good results, want to develop Indian players too, says Chennaiyin FC coach Thomas Brdaric

The newly-appointed Chennaiyin FC head coach Thomas Brdaric has emphasized that he is not here for only good results, but also keen to impart skills that will be helpful for the development of Indian football as well as for the players.

“I like Indian football and the Indian players. They have some individual skills and I want to develop them. I am not only here to get results. I’m also here to evolve young players,” Brdaric was quoted as saying by the Indian Super League website.

“It’s a special time here, and of course, I have to adapt a little bit to Indian football and to understand how the players work. I’m also happy that I have a chance to show these players here the German football style and I hope they will like it.”

The German, who was appointed as the club’s new head coach on June 15, wants to provide Indian fans with a glimpse of German football and has vouched to play an attacking brand of football that would make the Chennaiyin FC fans proud.

The former German international has a 13-year experience under his belt and is hoping to put it to practice in Indian Super League (ISL) and make Chennaiyin FC contenders for the crown yet again. The Marina Machans finished eighth in ISL 2021-22 campaign and Brdaric wants the club to remain positive about an improvement in this campaign.

The 47-year-old also spoke about taking up the role, his playing style and his ambitions.

“I think it’s not possible to explain in a few words in a sense. I think we should work out my philosophy and implement it according to the skills of our players. I think it should also fit with the club. But generally, I like offensive football and creating chances through fast transition football. But we can’t neglect the defence. It’s also our part of the game to play in pressing zones and we will try to implement that in training sessions. For sure it will be a good challenge for all of us,” he said.

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