Yan Law: youth football is not about winning trophies, it’s more about developing players
The 27 years old youngest AFC A License holder Yan Law becomes the coach of Mohammedan FC a few days back. Despite being a good coach he was also a great player, but he hangs up his boot very early. And dedicated his career to coaching only, after a successful training stint in Arsenal his moral and skill has boosted a lot.
In an interview with Khel now Yan Law shared his future plans.
Yan Law says he was lucky at Arsenal national camp a trained a lot of things
“There was this Arsenal national camp with 50,000 kids coming from all over the country and I was one of them with a dream of going to Europe. So, I was one of the lucky ones and when I went there I learned a lot of things about football,” Yan Law told Khel Now.
Yan Law says the coaches of Arsenal were very friendly
“The coaches were very friendly, unlike some of the junior coaches here in India. The coaches there were like family. Earlier I used to be afraid of my coach here, so gradually I understood the importance of the relationship. I implemented the same in my coaching.”
Yan Law says, Joydeep Mukherjee gave his the first chance as a coach for the Calcutta United team
“Joydeep Mukherjee gave me my first coaching opportunity to coach for his team, Calcutta United. The team was in the fifth division, but I did not think about it and immediately agreed. We were the champions of the division that season and it was a fantastic moment for me. I was never driven by money or fame, it was always for the love of the game.”
Yan Law says youth football is not about winning trophies, it’s more about developing players
“Youth football is not about winning trophies, it is more about developing players. So, this is different, At that time Mohammedan had a limited budget and they were getting players only from Bengal, so it was a limited squad. Whereas other youth teams had scouting networks all over the country, but we were very good.”
Yan Law says in Minerva everyone was like a family
“At Minerva, we were like a family. People think a lot of things about Mr. Bajaj but when you work with him it is completely opposite. He has played football, so he understands things. He also knows how to manage players and sometimes he even managed me when I was down after losing a game. The way he used to motivate me was the next level. That is the thing I want to learn from him, I have learned a lot in my time there. I am blessed that he gave me the opportunity,” Yan Law concluded.