The defender also revealed that Steve Coppell’s appointment as head coach played a key role in bringing him to Kolkata.
“I am very confident. My only expectation is to win the title. I want to be a champion. That's my mission.”
“ATK are two-time champions. It is a pleasure to play under (coach) Coppell. He is a great individual and a fantastic coach. Coppell is an amazing person and in the last thirty days, I have learnt a lot. I am also excited about the crowd.”
Vieira feels that there is hunger among the young Indians to prove a point. He also spoke about the partnership he is developing with new signings Andre Bikey and John Johnson.
“Bikey, Johnson and I have a healthy relationship. We push each other harder. Even with the youngsters, sometimes I help, sometimes I am being helped. There is a lot of hunger among the Indians.”
Playing against a quality opponent like Fulham in pre-season was a learning experience for the former Mumbai City man.
“Fulham is a top team and they play in the best league in the world. We learnt a lot playing against a top quality side. In the preseason, it is important to know each other and get in shape, now we are prepared. I am excited to be back in India and the entire team is feeling exactly the same.”