HFC’s vision to push youngsters is an asset for Indian football

Chinglensana Singh talks about his early life, time at HFC, training under Manolo and more…

Like numerous players in the circuit, Chinglensana Singh also shifted base from the traditional I-League to the Indian Super League along the way, in anticipation of an upliftment. However, as the saying goes ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’, the change of paths have not been smooth for footballers with Singh also initially struggling hard to find his footing in the top tier.

But, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, with Hyderabad FC coming to his rescue, having signed the footballer ahead of the 2020-21 season. That’s when it all changed!!

Although Chinglensana did not get off to a flashy start from the get go, he was not ill-at-ease either. As the season progressed, the defender unleashed the beast that was laid dormant for a long time and produced more than his share of rock-solid performances at the back. For instance, he finished with the most number of successful passes for an Indian defender, with an impressive accuracy of 85.4%.

I have to say, this was probably the best season in my career. I believed in the project and I am happy that I signed for Hyderabad FC
– Chinglensana Singh, Defender

Read the full interview with SportsCafe here

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