Former Leicester City captain and Premier League winner Wes Morgan believes that the next Gen Cup will inspire a number of young Indian footballers. He believes they can benefit from the globalization of football and set higher standards for themselves. The defender was positive about the way Indian football has symbolically developed a unique program in FSDL’s (Football Sports Development Limited) alliance with the Premier League.
“Hopefully the partnership with the Premier League and English football overall can inspire the youngsters in India who are playing and are fans of the game a lot. Surely many of them catch the games on television and they will have their favorite players and teams,” Wes Morgan said about the Next Gen Cup. “I think football has opened up more and more and become inclusive. Hopefully, they are seeing players like themselves on the pitch, giving them the confidence to better their game and hopefully one day play in the Premier League or whichever league they want to play in.”
“It has been fantastic to speak to the Bengaluru and Kerala Blasters boys. They looked very engaged and interested to hear what we were talking about. Hopefully, we have passed on some knowledge or experiences that might help them from our lives that they could implement and themselves become better footballers,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC has completed the signing of Ajith Kumar for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season.
“We always love it when we bring a performing Chennai player back to this city and that’s exactly what Ajith Kumar is,” Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said.
“Feels good to come back to Chennai, but this time as a Chennaiyin FC player. I can’t wait to play in front of the home fans,” Ajith Kumar added.