I did not blog yesterday as I had a game to focus on. We had 2 wins in a row before last nights game against Kerala Blasters. We knew that if we managed to win we would be sharing top spot. It was 63 thousand in the stadium. Playing away you do think it´s 63 against you. It is not the case here in India. Here they love football. They love all the players. The atmosphere was amazing last night. Truly! It was a full stadium 2 hours before the game. Thumps up to the Kerala fans.
Last night I had the honour of being Captain. Even though I feel I am a leader on and off the pitch anyway, it was a great feeling wearing the armband. Since I joined India I have been playing centre back. Must say, I love it. A very different position from what I am used to, but I do see this as my position for the next 5 years or so.
We won 1-0 after scoring in the 87th minute. We dominated the game from start to finish and should have been 2 or 3 up at half time. Winning last minute feels great though! There is a real buzz in the team now. The confidence is growing every day and every game. We have really taken huge steps since we met up in Sweden 1st of September. I am proud of the boys and how they want to learn every day. Now we are joint top of the league. By the end of the season it is important to be top 4. They play semifinal with the winners playing the final for the Championship. The earlier we can secure top 4, the better.
After we win we always have a gathering at our hotel. They always provide us with a winning cake and some bubbles. We feel it is important we stay together, win or lose.
Today we travel to Mumbai, another away game Wednesday. Tough game, again. Today it is all about recovery and getting body ready for another big game. Louise is travelling with the team, she is really one of the boys now. sadly she is leaving for Norway Friday, will be a very tough day!
Wishing you all a great start of the week. Stay positive and take care of each other.
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