ISL 2017: Kervens Belfort - Kochi is my home, Kerala is my family

Kervens Belfort Kerala Blasters FC Chennaiyin FC ISL season 3 2016
The Jamshedpur FC forward has glowing praise for Kochi and is open to a return next season...

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Kervens Belfort was adored by the supporters during his stint with Kerala Blasters and he has nothing but good words for the people who wanted him back at the club before he put pen to paper with Indian Super League (ISL) new entrants Jamshedpur FC.

Speaking exclusively to Goal before the much-awaited clash against his former employers, Belfort spoke about how difficult it was for him to not sign for Kerala Blasters.

"I'm happy to come back. Kochi is my home, Kerala is my family. It was difficult for me. I didn't accept the negotiation [from Kerala Blasters]. Then Steve Coppel and Ishfaq called me."

The 25-year-old Haitian is also open to a return to Kerala Blasters next season.

"If they make a good negotiation, no problem"

Belfort Kerala Blasters

Kerala Blasters roped in Wes Brown and Dimitar Berbatov as replacements for the outgoing foreign players but the Jamshedpur FC forward isn't intimidated by the prospect of facing off against such world-class players. 

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"When I play, I never think about which player I'm going to play against. I just do my job. On the pitch, I give my best. Maybe after the game, I can exchange my jersey with Brown or Berbatov. I have too much respect for them [Wes Brown and Dimitar Berbatov]."

Tata Steel-owned club are only one-game old in ISL and Belfort is particular about not making predictions about their table finish at the end of the season.

"We will try to get the best. We will see."