Slovenian midfielder Amir Dervisevic might be plying his commerce outdoors his native nation for the primary time in his skilled profession as he’s all set to make his debut for East Bengal within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL).
The 29-year-old former NK Maribor participant is worked up to kick-start a brand new journey with East Bengal and believes that the membership has the potential to achieve success within the upcoming ISL marketing campaign.
What did Amir Dervisevic say?
“While you play in Europe, you all the time wish to play within the high 5 leagues. It was sophisticated due to this COVID, it was totally different. It was exhausting. After getting 10 groups, you possibly can select and within the subsequent 5 days, you don’t have anything. So, I used to be like three months with out soccer. It was exhausting. You prepare alone and never with a workforce. It is not the identical coaching with the ball when you do not have video games.
“So I get this contract, they known as me. He informed me all the pieces about this membership and the Indian league. He performed with me earlier than at Maribor, Rene Mihelic (ex-Chennaiyin FC and Delhi Dynamos). He was right here three or 4 years in the past. He stated all the most effective for this league. So after eight years, I left my nation,” the Slovenian informed Objective.
Difficulties of ‘bio-bubble’
Dervisevic talked about that he has heard in regards to the hardships of being in a bio-bubble from his teammates at East Bengal and in addition urged that taking part in with out followers on the stadiums might be an uncommon expertise for him.
“It is troublesome. I heard about this (bubble-life) from my teammates who final yr have been in some lodge and so they may solely exit for coaching. It is a little bit bit troublesome to remain like this for five-or-six months within the bubble however you must get used to it. You don’t have anything to do apart from coaching and again to the lodge. And with out followers, it’s, how can I say, a little bit bit silly however we are able to do nothing right here. It’s higher in the event you play in entrance of the entire stadium and the crowds. It’s going to be troublesome,” stated the previous Maribor star.
‘Indian soccer much less tactical than Europe’
The East Bengal midfielder believes that Indian soccer, from what he has noticed to this point, is much less tactical when in comparison with what he skilled again in Slovenia.
“It’s totally different. It’s exhausting to speak about it now. We will see when the season begins as a result of we solely performed two or three pleasant matches. It’s a little bit much less tactical than in Europe. We now have two coaches from Spain. I perceive how they need us to play as a result of we had coaches much like them in Maribor.
“We’ll see. It’s exhausting to say now. As is claimed it’s a little bit much less tactical however I see we have now quite a lot of good gamers. For me additionally that is one thing new. New climate, humidity is excessive for me. For the primary 10 days I could not breathe, I swear. It was exhausting so I needed to get used to it,” stated Dervisevic.
Prepared for Kolkata Derby
The midfielder urged that he has carried out his homework on East Bengal’s arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan. Though he believes that Roy Krishna and co. are a troublesome nut to crack, he backed East Bengal to get a optimistic outcome within the Kolkata derby which is scheduled for November 27, 2021.
“The second match is the derby. ATK Mohun Bagan, for the final two or three seasons, they’ve been very excessive on the desk. They’ve good gamers. I generally watch their video games on Instagram and Youtube. So you must put together. You by no means know. They’re a really severe workforce. We’ll see as we’re additionally in excellent form to get some good outcomes. I’m actually comfortable to begin the season,” the 29-year-old acknowledged.