Young Jamshedpur FC talent Aniket Jadhav has revealed that he was excited to join Tata's Jamshedpur FC, as the former U-17 world-cupper delved into speaking about about his idols at Jamshedpur FC. The Maharashtra-born forward also shared his three-months training experience with Blackburn Rovers.
It was during the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India, when Kolhapur-born Aniket Jadhav has received widespread fame for his pace and skills. Not long before that, Jadhav was a ball boy at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune during the inaugural ISL season.
Come ISL season 6, and the youngster has been picked by Jamshedpur FC to be as one of their strikers forward following his decent outing in the I-League. The youngster had debuted in ISL in the game against Odisha and couldn’t contain his excitement.
“To be honest, I was very excited to join the Jamshedpur FC team for my first Hero ISL season. I am looking forward to the season,” said 19-year-old Aniket, reported the ISL website.
“When I was young, I used to follow the likes of Subrata Paul and Steven Dias (assistant coach at Jamshedpur FC). I actually used to be a ball-boy for the Hero ISL during the first two seasons in the games at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. I spoke to five-six senior players before signing for Jamshedpur and all spoke highly of the facilities and the team culture here.” said the young talent.
The young forward also shared his experience with his training spell at the former Premier League club Blackburn Rovers.
“It was a good exposure trip for me. I learnt a lot as a professional football player. There was so much knowledge to soak in from the coaches and the players at Blackburn Rovers. Surely, I would be able to put my learnings to use in this Hero ISL,” said the 19-year-old.