Kerala Blasters FC's latest signing Victor Mongil has revealed that it was always a dream for him to play for the club since arriving in the Indian Super League (ISL) for the first time in the 2019-20 campaign.
Mongil, a Spanish professional footballer, returned to the ISL in 2021, but he could not get his dream move to Blasters and joined Odisha FC instead.
The centre-back had a good season with the Juggernauts that paved the way to his dream move to Kochi ahead of the 2022-23 season."I have been lucky to play for some really top clubs in ATK FC and Odisha FC but for me, this move was the best because Kerala Blasters FC, for me, are the biggest club in India because of their support and love of the fans," Mongil said on the Kerala Blasters FC's Instagram page.
"I've been waiting for three years for this (chance to play for Kerala Blasters FC) but now it's a reality. I am very excited for this new chapter and I can't wait to play my first game in front of our fans at Kochi," he added.
Mongil has played 28 matches in the ISL across his two stints and has a staggering passing accuracy of 80.78 percent during these matches. He will thus slot in directly into head coach Ivan Vukomanovic's technical style of play and thereby improve the team.
"I like the project as Kerala Blasters FC want to always fight for the top position and every player wants to be part of such big projects," he said."Last season was great but we want to continue in the same way.
The new season presents us with another opportunity to play in a final. So we want to keep fighting till we reach another final," added Mongil.
Mongil, who has the experience of playing in the second and third tiers of Spanish football, will bring a lot of experience to the table which will certainly help the youngsters that form a big part of the team's core.
The Spaniard wants to be a guiding force for these young players."I want to help the young players in every way possible. Not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.
In football, you can be flying high or you can be down. In my experience in India, I want to help these young players when it comes to their skills, diet and everything.
I think it's important for them to be professional as if they do that then we have a great chance to win the trophy," he said.