Success of Indian Super League Important for Football: John Abraham

Co-owner of Northeast United FC - John Abraham - says his team has rousing support from fans and that the enthusiasm will define Indian football during and after the inaugural edition of Indian Super League football tournament.

updated: October 12, 2014 14:23 IST
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John Abraham is confident of Northeast United FC playing well in the inaugural edition of Indian Super League. (Agency image)

New Delhi: Northeast United FC, the team from the land that loves its football, is ready to launch its ISL campaign against Kerala Blasters on Monday and the club's co-owner, Bollywood star John Abraham, is finding it difficult to keep his enthusiasm in check. (Tournament Preview)

"We have great support, great players, I think we are going to put up a very tough fight. I love to say that we will win it, but my team says I sound very arrogant. So I'm saying we will put up a tough fight," John Abraham said in an interview to PTI.

The cluster of players from the eight north-eastern states along with their international and foreign counterparts, including marquee player Joan Capdevilla, create a "fantastic" atmosphere, according John who is an ardour football fan. (Also read: Sourav Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata Aims to Bind a Historic Football 'Divide')

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