ISL 2015: No pressure on me in Delhi Dynamos, says Roberto Carlos
He is the biggest star on the Delhi Dynamos' roster but despite the spotlight Roberto Carlos is facing, the Brazillian World Cup winner says he does not feel any pressure and would be playing to win in the ISL starting October 3.
New Delhi: He is the biggest star on the Delhi Dynamos' roster but despite the spotlight Roberto Carlos is facing, the Brazillian World Cup winner says he does not feel any pressure and would be playing to win in the ISL starting October 3.
"There is no pressure on me here in Delhi Dynamos and me doing the best for the team is what I call an obligation, something I tried doing my entire life," Carlos at a media interaction here.
The Real Madrid legend, in an event announcing the signing of Brazillian midfielder Vinicius Frreira de Souza, said that he sees great talent in his team, be it the home players or foreign imports.
"I am getting to know the Indian players and they are really good. It's just that the mentality to play for win that I would like to instill into them. Because for me playing is winning.
"I would like them to play offensive. For me this is how football should be played. People don't come to see a game where the teams play for a tie," said the seemingly excited Carlos.
The fact that the last Indian Super League didn't really go according to the liking of Delhi Dynamos does not bother the 42-year-old who feels that it's media's job to cherry-pick the negatives.
"My whole concentration is on this season. The one that we'll be playing. We have so many new people joining us and as a player and coach I'll not think of what happened before. My goal remains simple and that is to win matches," said Carlos.
On the question of him playing matches selectively, the dead-ball specialist said, "If I get to play all the games, then I will play all. Of course, I won't be playing a full game. It will be for few minutes only.
"I think I'll probably join them in the field when they are winning and go out when the situation is opposite." quipped the footballer.
Vinicius was excited to join the Delhi Dynamos and said, "It's great to work with your idol. Roberto Carlos has been the one for me. I love to kick the ball towards the goal and would like to do the same here in Delhi Dynamos also."
Delhi Dynamos play their first match against FC Goa on October 4, 2015.