Indian players need to be tough and not shy: Ex-Liverpool star John Arne Riise

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Mumbai:Former Liverpool star and Delhi Dynamos actor John Arne Riise believes that Indian players have to be some-more tough and not be bashful in sequence to do good during a general level.

Riise, who scored 21 goals in 234 appearances for Liverpool in a camber of 8 years, also praised Indian players, terming them a gifted bunch.

“I consider Indian players have to be tough and not be shy. In a general turn guys are tough and hard. Indian players are a gifted garland though they need to get absolved of a dual aspects,” Riise told reporters here on Saturday.

John Arne Riise spoke to a media during an ISL event. PTIJohn Arne Riise spoke to a media during an ISL event. PTI

John Arne Riise spoke to a media during an ISL event. PTI

“What we did for other clubs around a creation we wish to do a same thing here. we wish to measure some-more goals and win a ISL for my team. we adore to take hurdles and we wish we will assistance Indian football grow in universe stage. We have some-more options in Europe and here it is less, so we consider a Indian players contingency squeeze this event really well,” a former Norway international, who also played for tip clubs like Fulham and AS Roma said.

The left behind pronounced his former teammate and Liverpool good Steven Gerrard wished him a best brazen of his revisit to India.

“Gerrard and we are tighten friends. Like when he went to LA Galaxy we wished him. He too wished me when we came to ISL. He was a bit astounded because we was entrance to India though after meaningful a reason he pronounced to me all a best,” he said.

Former France and Chelsea brazen Florent Malouda, who is in a side for a second edition, believes that a pre-season training in Sweden and Denmark has helped a players coagulate with any other.

“We have a lot of ambition. The pre-season training helped a boys to get together and use well. But a continue in Denmark and Sweden will be opposite from Delhi. First diversion opposite FC Goa will be tough we know and we are prepared to broach underneath pressure,” he said.

India striker Robin Singh, who was bought by Delhi in a players auction, pronounced he is anxious to paint his hometown and also play underneath Brazil fable Roberto Carlos.

“It feels good to be partial of ISL and essentially to play for my hometown. It is extraordinary to work with manager Carlos, Malouda, Riise. We had a really good pre-season and prepared to broach for a group and win a ISL,” Robin said.