Indian Arrows midfielder Shilton Sydney D’Silva is on song these days. Having played a major part in the Arrows success in its first year in the I-league, the midfielder is looking forward to cement his place in the Senior National Team which is currently gearing up for the World Cup Qualifiers challenge against UAE.
The Mumbai lad was awarded a place in the Senior National Team who played in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Malaysia and made the most of the opportunity.
India’s journey though ended at Pre-Olympic qualifiers after going down to Qatar, the midfielder felt that the home match was always in their control.
‘’We really played very well in the home game. We could have done better and the result could have been on our side,’’ said Shilton.
Newly appointed coach, Armando Colaco is highly impressed with the talented midfielder and hinted him as one of the future prospects for the country.
The soft spoken Shilton is quite happy to be a part of the Senior National Camp is looking to utilise the opportunity to the fullest.
‘’After playing in the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in Malaysia, this is my second camp with Senior National Team and am looking forward to it. The best part of the camp is that you get to learn new things everyday,’’ said Shilton.
For Shilton, the passion for football started at a very young age. The skillful midfielder was a part of the Mahindra United Academy during his early days.
‘’I started playing football at a very young age. Football was always my first love as my father was also a footballer. He used to play for Bombay Customs. ‘’
‘’ Desmond Bulpin has a different technique and Armando Colaco has his own style of play. I believe as a professional we need to cope up with it,’’ He further added.
‘’There are lots of variations in the training sessions and we are getting used to the style of play,’’ He concluded.
Posted on : Wednesday June 29, 2011