Sanjiban Ghosh focused on self-improvement amid national team call-up

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The 26-year old goalkeeper was awarded by a national camp call after his string of impressive displays in the Super Cup...

Sanjiban Ghosh has featured in the list of 30 players named by head coach Stephen Constantine for a conditioning camp in Mumbai before The Blue Tigers take to the field for the four-nation Intercontinental Cup. 

Ghosh had been in scintillating form in the recently concluded Super Cup for Jamshedpur FC and the shot-stopper from Andul seems to have been handsomely rewarded for his heroic performances. After denying Minerva single-handedly in the Round of 16 of the Super Cup by saving two shots during the tie-breaker, the goal-keeper was seen nonchalantly walking away from the goal while his team-mates were ecstatic with his performance. 

Even after the list was announced, the soft-spoken keeper was not visibly ecstatic when Goal contacted him for his reactions. 

"I am keeping my head low. I have a job at hand and I am concentrating on that. I just try to put in best everytime I get on the pitch. In Mumbai also, I will work hard and I leave the rest to God," said Ghosh from his hometown in the Howrah district of West Bengal. 

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In October 2015, Ghosh got his first call to serve the nation and was subsequently named in the squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Oman by coach Stephen Constantine. On asked whether he was expecting a recall the former Mumbai FC keeper replied in the affirmative. 

"I was hoping but at the same time, there are many senior keepers in our country who have been performing well. So I was unsure whether I would get a call. But I am happy that coach has taken notice of my performance," said Ghosh. 

The young keeper started his professional career with Southern Samity at a tender age of 17. In 2011, Ghosh joined Mumbai FC where he started to bloom under the guidance of Khalid Jamil. Following two loan spells with Delhi Dynamos, he was picked up by Jamshedpur FC in the 10th round of the Indian Super League (ISL) draft system last year.