Tuesday, May 24

‘My aim is to play in ISL or I-League,’ claims Kerala’s Santosh Trophy hero Jesin TK

Kerala striker, Jesin TK has opened up on his aims for the future, revealing that he is looking to “to play for the top-level clubs in ISL or I-League” and that despite receiving numerous offers, he is “yet to make his mind”.

Jesin emerged as the breakout star for Kerala, leading them to the 75th Santosh Trophy honours as he topped the goalscoring charts with nine goals to his name. His breakthrough performance came in the semifinal against Karnataka where he scored five goals after coming on as a substitute to inspire his side to a 7-3 win.

The youngsters performances on the pitch ensured that he now holds the record for most goals scored in a match by a Kerala player in the history of the Santosh Trophy and has reiterated that he is looking to make the step up in his career.

“Now my aim is to play for the top-level clubs in ISL or I-League. There are many offers that I am receiving, there are calls from different agents but I am not sure where I want to go. But in the coming time, I want to take my career forward by playing at bigger clubs,” he said as quoted by Firstpost.

The striker also hopes that his rise in the Indian footballing ranks will ensure that he can help his family financially, considering that his father is an auto-rickshaw driver and the sole breadwinner in the family.

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“My family is struggling financially now because my father is the only one who is working but I want to help my family in that regard and that remains my main aim,” Jesin concluded.

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