'I want to win trophies for East Bengal' - Milan Susak

The Australian defender also revealed that the chance to play in the AFC Cup attracted him to sign a deal.

Milan Susak, who has been roped in by East Bengal only a couple of days ago, remarked that winning trophies will be his primary concern during his India stint.

“My goals are the same every club I go to and that is to win trophies. I have had some luck in the last few years winning the championship (A-League) with Brisbane Roar in Australia and the big cup in Iran. I would like to do something similar here,” the defender told Goal in his first interview after joining the club.

The Australian footballer also claimed that he has heard about East Bengal from former Dempo defender Simon Colosimo and the latter named the Red and Golds as the biggest club in the country.

“I spoke to Simon Colosimo a few times before making a decision. He told me that it’s a massive club and the biggest in India,” he told.

“I enjoy playing in Asia and once I was contacted by my agent from India, and he told me East Bengal are interested, I did some research and spoke to a few people. They told me good stuff about the club,” he further added.

Milan also said that an opportunity to play in the AFC Cup helped him make a move to the Kolkata club.

“I enjoy playing in these competitions. I have played in AFC Champions League 3 times and am looking forward to playing in the AFC cup,” told the footballer who has represented three different teams in the continent’s premier club tournament.

The new East Bengal player also conceded that he has heard about the Indian Super League and will love to be a part of it in the future.

“I am aware of the ISL. I watched a few games on TV and it looks like Indian football is going in the right way. Football in India is growing and has the potential to be the biggest in Asia. It would be a great experience to play in the ISL,” he signed off.

The player is expected to arrive in Kolkata in mid-November to take part in the club’s training sessions before the Federation Cup.