Stuart Baxter says he want to make the crowd proud of Odisha FC
Odisha FC manager Stuart Baxter was been caught up in a live session organized by Hockey High-Performance Center (HPC) Naval Tata Academy (NTA) at Odisha. In that live session, Stuart Baxter shares so many possible things about the club and development about the state football.
Stuart Baxter says he’s pleased to get the support of the Odisha Government
“I am so pleased with the support that we have from the local government in Odisha. We have to make sure that we inspire kids in Odisha. I want to see some sort of two-way traffic where players go to schools and speak some kind words to the students. Social responsibility is an important part and would want ourselves as a team to work towards that as well. When we can get more kids inspired and get them into sporting projects, we can help in their discipline, their decision making, their self-esteem.” Stuart Baxter told in a live session with HPC.
Stuart Baxter says they want to be 100% disciplined in the squad
“You have to do the job to make sure that you are independent of the crowd. I have spoken to many coaches in China and the United States. Even my son is working with Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa and everybody has said that the teams that have the best support are mostly suffering. We have to be 100% focused and have discipline in the squad.”
Stuart Baxter says he has to inspire and empower the young players
“Obviously, I haven’t seen the young talents that we have on field, I have seen some video clips and it is interesting. I understand the project. For me, this is gonna be a manager managing a project and a coach managing the people. I have to manage both. I need to understand the project and how we can drive the project. We have that part which is more management and then there is coaching where the young and talented players need to be developed. That is also a process that needs to be managed. I have to coach, inspire, and empower the young players both for life and for the football field.”
Stuart Baxter says he wants to do a great job for Odisha FC and the Indian National Football team
“I would like to think that the young boys we have are going to develop. I will bring something that they will find interesting and inspiring and they will try and stretch themselves. We will certainly do a good job for Odisha FC and I hope that we are also doing a good job for Indian football and the Indian National Team. Being a former national coach, you want the clubs to throw more quality players so that the pool that you can select from becomes deeper and broader.”
Stuart Baxter says they want to finish at the top four
“We have signed some of the foreign players whom the Indian public will love watching and Indian youngster will love to play with and learn from.
“If you ask any professional what is your goal, they will reply winning something is the goal. If I don’t have a target of winning something then it’s for fun. But, it’s not for fun. The fans want to win and the players want to win.
“We have a young team and I want them to have a target to be better than they were last year. They will do that through is self-development and team development. If we can do that, we can go to top four. If we go to top four, we have something to win. This is a process.” Stuart Baxter concluded.