Manmohan Taparia
Jan 14, 2012

Weekend fun: In conversation with Gary Neville

Manmohan Taparia talks to the ex- Manchester United defender about the potential of football in India

Weekend fun: In conversation with Gary Neville

Ex- Manchester United defender Gary Neville was in Mumbai as part of the promotional tour for the Manchester United café in the city.

For the record, Neville spent his entire playing career at Mancheser United and ended up captaining the club for five years. He also enjoyed 85 caps for his national side, England. Currently Neville is a football ‘pundit’ on Sky Sports.

Here is an excerpt from the interaction:

Campaign India : Bayern Munich, Blackburn and Argentina were in India recently. What do you see is the potential for the game in India and how far is Indian football from making a mark on the international scene?

Garry Neville : Bayern Munich are one of the top clubs in Europe, and for them to come to India and play a game, shows the kind of potential they see in India.  Indian football is way behind, in the international scene, but with the right kind of infrastructure and coaching, you will see players coming through. It cannot be a sudden change, and the entire cycle will take time to get running, but of what I have seen in my last 24 hours of being in India, the people are passionate about the game and that is a good start. I would not be surprised if we see an Indian player in Europe in the next five or seven years.

Here is a compilation of Gary Neville’s career.



Source: ArturroHaddi

Campaign India

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