Kiyan Nassiri, the son of legendary footballer Jamshid Nassiri had a breakout season last year. Nassiri gave an exclusive interview to indiansuperleague.com as he spoke about his objectives for the upcoming campaign.
Here are few excerpts from the interview of Kiyan Nassiri:
Last season, your coach relied more on you in the big matches. Are you enjoying this added responsibility in the team, or does it add more pressure?
Of course, I enjoy it. This is what I’m here to do. I’m here to play. I’m here to show the coach and team that if I work hard and can gain their faith to put me on the field I will give it my all each time, all the time.
It is my responsibility to play under this pressure and I hope I can carry that out well. For me now, the bar is set higher and I am going to have to push harder.
What’s your target in the upcoming season, which is going to be longer with more cup tournaments being part of it? How beneficial is it for young footballers like you?
I feel like every day is a chance for me to excel and evolve while being true to the game and my team. So my target for this season would be to work harder, be better and grow as a player.
Playing more competitive games at different tournaments I believe would be extremely beneficial to me because I hope to get more game time here and adjust with the team and play more efficiently together for the season to come. A longer season also gives us time to recover and learn from any mistakes we might make, so I’m certain it’ll be a good, long season ahead.