The Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 edition will kick-start from 3 October and the teams are busy preparing for the star-studded league. One team that will be desperate to perform well in the second season of the ISL is North East United FC (NEU FC).
The John Abraham co-owned franchise finished at the bottom of the points table in the first edition of the ISL. Yet, their marquee signing for the upcoming season, Simao Sabrosa, is hopeful that they can make it to the play-off stages of the pompous tournament.
Simao requested the North East United FC's fans to believe in them as they are working really hard to do well in ISL version 2.0.
"I think it's important to start very well in the league. I hope we can make it into the play-offs. I think it's most important," the former Barcelona player was quoted as saying to Star Sports's Let's Football show.
Before signing for the North East United FC, the Portuguese spoke to a number of Spanish players who featured in the first edition of glorious league in India. He is much more confident now and is looking forward to do well for his side in the ISL 2015.
"I accept this challenge because I talked with some friends. Joan Capdevila, Luis Garcia and all spoke well about the Indian Super League and about the Indian players. I am expecting and looking forward to play with NorthEast United," Simao added.
Simao also went on to laud the Indian footballers. He felt that the Indian players in his side are of good quality and most importantly, they are amongst goals. That will help them play as a cohesive unit in the forthcoming tournament.
"I have good impressions (about the Indian players). The Indian soccer players are really good. They are professionals and I am looking forward to play with these players. It's important to play like a team because then the strikers and the attacking players score a lot of goals," Simao said.
"I hope you support the team and believe in us," he concluded.