Calcutta: The fact that the Indian Super League (ISL) is about former international stars and the wealth of experience they bring in will certainly lead to an overall improvement of Indian football, feels Trevor James Morgan.
“Look, there could be an issue or two initially when it comes to team-building programmes. Now, in the ISL, Indian players will get a chance not just to play alongside foreign players of quality, but also to train with them.
“I think this assumes a great degree of significance… Training with those footballers should help Indian football go up by leaps and bounds,” Morgan, who’s part of the Kerala Blasters coaching staff, told The Telegraph from Sydney on Thursday.
Moving on to his team, Morgan seemed pretty pleased with the players that have been roped in. That said, he reminded it’s important to select the right overseas players in order to create an ideal mix.
Talking about Mehtab Hussain, who worked with him during his stint as East Bengal coach, Morgan asserted the medio would regain the form he had shown during the 2010-13 period.
“Mehtab will be playing in the position I used to place him — in front of the back four. He will be training with East Bengal for another month or so before he’s with us. “I’m sure by then we’ll see him as the force he actually is.”