I-League: Long Ball Strategy Doesn't Suit Me Very Much - HAL SC's Aleksandar Sujdovic

Goal.com caught up with HAL SC's Aleksandar Sujdovic and got his first impressions on football and life in Bangalore...
Bangalore's very own I-League football team is undergoing massive strategic preparations as they get ready to kick their long season off with a home game against South Indian rivals Chirag United Kerala at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Saturday.

One fresh-faced foreigner who is all set to make his I-League debut is 31 year old Aleksandar Sujdovic. A tall, strong and confident striker from Serbia who has played for so many different clubs across the world that Nicolas Anelka would have a complex seeing the list!

The Serb boasts a bio-data which includes 150 goals in 250 matches and employment for clubs such as Mladost and FC Sopron in Hungary, Al-Nasr in Oman, Yugoslavia junior team in his youth days, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Dhaka in Bangladesh, and a couple of clubs from Greece and Serbia.

Now he is playing for the aircraftsmen from 'Namma Bengaluru' and is raring to go.
Here, with Goal.com's Sarthak Dubey and Souradeep Mitra, he speaks his heart out after clicking a quick snap and making his hair!

Goal.com: What are your targets for this season's I-League?

I have always been part of Champion teams. Al-Nasr was champion of Oman and Sheikh Jamal was Bangladeshi champion (explains how his previous picture on goal.com holding the Bangladeshi's winners medal came into existence). I want us also to be Champion, but it is difficult, very difficult here in HAL!

Goal.com: How are you liking your new team?

I like playing the passing game, here it is only long balls, so for me it is difficult. Long balls does not suit me very much.


Sujdovic - In New Colours

Goal.com: Do you have confidence in the forwards?

I think if we manage to get 15 goals this season, it will be good, because the game is little bit slow in India.

Goal.com: Do you like life in Bangalore?

I live in my flat near Byappanahalli Railway Station (pronuncing the tongue-twisting Kannada word with utmost ease!) and love to use my internet at home with skype and twitter and all that!

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