Group winner, stunner against Nepal Army, semifinals... what for newbie team --- Everything for Iceberg Madhyapur Youth Association!
The Club skipper, Jeevan Sinkeman feels that the success which the club has achieved in a short time is possible because his boys work really hard in the training sessions.
In an exclusive meeting with GoalNepal.com, skipper Sinkeman said, "We feel like our hard work has finally paid off. But this is definitely not the end. And it's just the beginning. Now we can believe that nothing is impossible untill one believe on yourself and keep trying. we are definitely very happy the way how we have played so far in on-going Ncell Cup".
"Truly speaking we never had any target for this Ncell cup which may sound a little weird. In fact, we have had very good traning. We prepared well for every matches. The friendly matches that we played helped us to perform well in this competition".
"There are thousands fans backing us up in every match and we have to play for them", Sinkeman said, "We want and we always try to play a nice and beautiful game winning thousands of hearts of our madhyapur football fanatics. However when you play football the target is always a WIN".
"We have 12th men in every match. But other teams don't have it. They got only 11 players. However we have our supporters behind us who are the real inspiration for us".
"That's why we can play with full power".
"we have a very well balanced team comprising some enthusiastic junior players from Madhyapur youth academy who are playing extremely well, some senior players who have got experience of playing in A division league. We have veteran players like Nirajan rayamajhi who is also a motivational factor in the team".
Skipper Sinkeman, who is going to miss semifinal match due to suspension, said that they were happy to take revenge against Nepal Army.
"Against army, we had to take revenge of British Gurkha cup. We knew they were tough nut to crack but we also knew their weakness where we hit hard and won the bet".
"But trust me, that was definitely an up hill task. Due to the immense support provided by our Madhyapurians at the stadium, we could hold our breath and held our head high on the pitch, so that every attack and moves from army were tackled nicely"
"We didn't lose the hope despite being one man down. We kept the composure".
"When the match was forced to extra added time. I told my boys to take Army men as normal players. And boys did the same. We were confident of winning because we had brilliant goalie in the team".
"Telling you, we had practiced penalty shootout just a day before the match against Nepal Army".
"I believe the success which we have achieved in a short time is just a beginning. There are many good things to come from Iceberg MYA", concluded Sinkeman.
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