ISL 2019-20: Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Amrinder Singh confident team will perform much better this season

Amrinder Singh has been fighting for a playing eleven spot against Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has been the first-choice in the national team for quite some time now.

PN Vishnu October 24, 2019 12:35:20 IST
ISL 2019-20: Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Amrinder Singh confident team will perform much better this season
  • Amrinder has been fighting for a playing eleven spot against Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has been the first-choice in the national team.

  • Amrinder made 66 saves during the Indian Super League (ISL) last season- which was five more than Gurpreet, who made 61.

  • This will be just the second season as Mumbai boss for Jorge Costa, who took them to the semis last time around.

"I always try to give my best for the team. Every season is very important for me," Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Amrinder Singh tells Firstpost when asked about his lack of chances in the Indian set-up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

The Mahilpur-born goalkeeper is the second-choice goalkeeper in the national team, right behind Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has been standing under the crossbar in national colours for quite some time now.

ISL 201920 Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Amrinder Singh confident team will perform much better this season

Amrinder Singh revealed that Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa has a good rapport with the team. Image: Twitter @Amrinder_1

Amrinder made 66 saves during the Indian Super League (ISL) last season — five more than Gurpreet, who made 61. Both of them kept seven clean sheets, but Gurpreet walked away with the Golden Glove Award at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

With his team slated to begin its ISL campaign against Kerala Blasters FC at Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today, the 26-year-old said he was confident Mumbai — who are being coached by Jorge Costa for the second season — will do better than last time around.

“I think the players are much better from last season and everyone understands what the coach’s plan is. That is the main thing and we know what the coach expects from us. I think this season we will perform much better than last time.

“Everyone is working hard, and they are getting better day by day,” he added.

Mumbai City reached the semi-finals under Costa last season. They have never won the ISL title.

The Mumbai-based club had a busy off-season — they offloaded 13 players, and made 12 new signings. One of the new faces in the team is former NorthEast United FC midfielder Rowllin Borges. Amrinder said that the 27-year-old was undoubtedly a ‘great signing’ for the team, and termed him as one of the best performers.

“Rowllin is a great signing for us. He is one of the best performers according to me,” Amrinder added.

Updated Date:

also read

Brazil consider breaking taboo, hire foreign coach for national team
Football

Brazil consider breaking taboo, hire foreign coach for national team

There are potential Brazilian candidates, but none have garnered widespread support.

OCEAUNZ, official matchball for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup revealed. All you need to know
Football

OCEAUNZ, official matchball for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup revealed. All you need to know

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be played in Australia and New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August.

ISL 2022-23: Bengaluru FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan to reclaim play-off spot
Football

ISL 2022-23: Bengaluru FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan to reclaim play-off spot

It was Bengaluru FC's fifth victory on the trot as they moved to sixth place in the ISL 2022-23 league table.