Nikhil Kadam - "The team is confident ahead of the Churchill game"

Friday, 31 March 2017
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Mumbai FC

Mumbai Winger speaks ahead of the Churchill match about the team morale, coach Óscar Bruzón and more.

 Gaurav Kadam, Mumbai FC Media (SportzDose)

Nikhil Kadam was born and brought up in Kolhapur , an emerging footballing city in Maharashtra. He was selected for the famed Pune FC academy in 2011 as a part of their first batch of players. He made a name for himself when he was part of the 2012 U20 I-League winning side. He grabbed three goals in the final round of the league as Pune FC went on to win the league.

The 2012-13 I-League season saw Nikhil being promoted to the senior team at Pune FC. He made his debut in the 2012 Durand Cup. He made his I-League debut against Pailan Arrows. Nikhil continued to play for Pune till 14-15 I-League season and then moved to fellow Pune side DSK Shivajians. He featured for DSK in the 2015-16 I-League and then joined Mumbai before the I-League season.

Nikhil plays mainly as a attacking winger and is known for his deadly runs into the box and crosses. Ahead of the incredibly crucial game against Churchill Brothers on April 8 at the Cooperage, Mumbai winger Nikhil Kadam spoke to us expressing the mood in the camp and preparations for the Churchill game.

On the team morale ahead of the crucial tie against Churchill Brothers...

The team is confident for the Churchill game. We have got a good break before the match and the team has been shaping up well. The training has been going great. We believe in ourselves and will try to prove it on the field come April 8th.

On new manager Óscar Bruzón and his training methods...

The manager is a really great motivator and it shows in his training. He clearly points out to us what he wants from us. With him, we have been improving tactically on the field and the recent practice matches show that.

On his own mindset ahead of the do-or-die tie...

The game is really crucial for us. I will try to give more than 100% for the team, maybe even score a goal. I am doing well in training and feel confident ahead of the game.

Message to the Mumbai FC fans...

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to them for the team's performances this season. We haven't been up to the mark and the league position shows that. The team is working extremely hard to put this behind us and move in the right direction. We will be going all out for the three points against Churchill. The fans have been rallying behind us through thick and thin and I am grateful for their support. I would urge them to gather in large numbers for the Churchill game as we promise to fight till the end to live up to their expectations.