Anirudh Thapa says he’s not born talented, he’s just hard-working

Anirudh Thapa says he’s not born talented, he’s just hard-working

Indian football poster boy Anirudh Thapa is now a heartthrob of Indian football. The 22 years old The blue Tigers midfielder Anirudh Thapa thinks the way Indian football is growing very fast. India is getting good friendlies nowadays, and all the players are getting matured very fast.

In an interaction with AIFF TV Anirudh Thapa shared the possible future of Indian football and his life journey.

Anirudh Thapa says whatever he’s today because of Gautam Ghosh

“I feel blessed to have trained under someone like Gautam (Ghosh) sir during my AIFF Academy days.

“Gautam Sir used to set up matches for us. They were good teams, all seniors, and were playing in the Kolkata Premier League.

“Whether we won or lost these matches was not important. What mattered was that it helped us grow. Those really were the best days.”Anirudh Thapa told the AIFF TV.

Anirudh Thapa says he’s not born talented, he’s just hard-working  

“I was not born talented, so I had to work hard. Ever since my days in Dehradun, my coaches have worked me a lot. Then at St. Stephen’s in Chandigarh, Surinder (Singh) Sir played a huge role in my development. I was only 10 or 12 years old then, and he understood my game and moulded me likewise.”

Anirudh Thapa says his coach helped him in growing his IQ

“What I am, is because of the hard work of the coaches who have trained me in the past. They have helped my footballing IQ grow…it’s still growing. It’s the daily grind and the input of the coaches that helped me become what I am today.”

Anirudh Thapa says in his early days he used to play with elder boys 

“We were made to play against boys who were 3-4 years older than us. I was 12, when Gurpreet bhai came from the U-19 camp and we had a game against them.

“It’s not that I was exceptional against them. I used to make mistakes. But that helped me grow. That belief that the coach showed in me did a lot.”Anirudh Thapa concluded.


Tarak Roy

A Football Lover

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