Chennaiyin FC, co owner Abhishek Bachchan have said once regarding his club have hashed the benefit of becoming ISL champions on the pitch and that too with off field elicit Nita Ambani's ambition
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's partner, Abhishek Bachchan, the co-owner of the Indian Super League's protecting champions Chennaiyin FC, has fearlessly assert that a longer League will not confine teams from retaining nucleus marquee players as long as they gel within the squad.
However the film star also assert that neither Marco Materazzi nor the players were thinking about anything other than holding the ISL title they acquired, in 2015.
The Bollywood star was in Chennai for a press meets fore of his side's opening home fixture of the ISL 3RD edition of the tournament. Implore that if signing the players in the ilk of John Arne Riise or Diego Forlan would be a problem in the longer revision of the League.
The star replied: “I can’t speak for Diego Forlan, I’m very happy he’s in the ISL and the ISL is fortunate to have a big name like him. As far as Riise is concerned, he’s pretty much a local. He has really gelled in. He loves the players, loves the team. End of the day they’re also professionals. If you’re guaranteed a job throughout the year and they love the team, the fans love them, they will sign on. So I see no difficulty in retaining the marquee players should we have a longer league. Only Bundesliga and the EPL are bigger than the ISL in terms of average attendance.”
They discussed with the players for the longer league the artist unravel that: "We have had informal discussions about that, nothing has been discussed formally, because right now, as per Marco’s instructions, no one is thinking about anything other than retaining the cup. He has made it very clear that being defending champions doesn’t mean that we’re going to be winners again. The very first team meeting we had, he said that the title was won in December. Now we will have to work hard again to taste success. So the entire focus is on trying to retain the title.”