The Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 is knocking at the doors and most of the sides are busy playing their pre-season warm-up matches in the overseas. One team that is desperate to perform in this year's mega football event is North East United FC. They had an awful outing in the first edition of the ISL and Nicolas Velez, the Argentine forward who has recently joined from Singapore's Warriors FC, wants to lift the coveted cup.
Velez is very excited to join the John Abraham co-owned franchise. He is only looking for goals in the forthcoming ISL 2015 that will help to change the records of his side in this star-studded league.
The forward also heaped praises on head coach of the North East United FC, Cesar Farias. He is looking forward to play alongside the Indian footballers as well.
"Firstly, the coach (Cesar Farias) and the staff were keen on having me here, which is important for any player. Second, I spoke to players who played here in the first edition. They told me about how passionate the fan support is. I'm really looking to it. The fans can expect me to work hard and give my best. I hope to score seven-to-eight goals," Velez was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
Velez also shared his thoughts of playing alongside the former Barcelona winger Simao Sabrosa. He is on his toes to share the dressing room with the Portuguese.
"Everybody knows he has played for top teams. He is excellent on and off the pitch and it is great to have him as a teammate," said Velez.
Velez also praised the Indian footballers as he found them to be hard working and possesses a lot of power. The River Plate graduate is hopeful that they will all come in handy as a cohesive unit against their opponents and get the desired results.
"The Indian boys are very good. They work hard and are fast. I hope they can turn this power and with other International team members, we can come together to make a great team. We have a great coach who has coached Venezuela national team. I am getting to learn a lot from him and he will put together a good side," Velez added.