The midfielder speaks about his journey and growth as a footballer, his time with HFC and more…
Having spent most of his life away from home, in academies and on the road with football teams, the Jalandhar native is relishing his time back. At the same time, the preparation for the next Indian Super League (ISL) season is underway.
“I analyse my performances a lot,” Hitesh tells Firstpost. “I have been watching my matches (from last season), and our coaches have also given us a plan to follow. I am analysing my videos, trying to find the weaknesses and improve them step-by-step.”
The 23-year-old footballer has good reasons to focus on improving his skills. In the last ISL season, Hyderabad FC defied the odds to finish fifth in the table, narrowly missing out on the play-offs.
This was a big shift for a team that finished at the bottom of the pile in their first season.