Jeakson Singh mobilizes for the battle with Afghanistan

Jeakson Singh Thounaojam Returns to Indian National Team After Injury Setback

Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, who recently returned to the Indian national team after recovering from a shoulder injury, is eager to make an impact once again. The 22-year-old midfielder has been a key player for the Blue Tigers over the past two years, impressing with his ball control and all-around midfield skills.

Having missed out on the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 due to his injury, Jeakson’s absence was felt by the team, as acknowledged by head coach Igor Stimac. However, with his return to full fitness, Jeakson has already featured in five matches for Kerala Blasters FC in the ISL and is now gearing up for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Afghanistan.

In a recent interview with the AIFF media team, Jeakson expressed his excitement about rejoining the national team and his readiness for the upcoming matches. He highlighted the support he received during his injury layoff and affirmed his commitment to giving his best and supporting the team in their quest for victory.

Reflecting on past encounters with Afghanistan, particularly the crucial match in Kolkata during the Asian Cup Qualifiers in 2022, Jeakson emphasized the team’s determination to secure maximum points in both upcoming games. Despite the changes in the squad, the midfielder remains optimistic about India’s chances and is focused on contributing to the team’s success on the pitch.

Jeakson’s return to the national team adds depth to the midfield and provides a significant boost to the squad as they prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers. With his experience and skill set, the talented youngster is poised to play a crucial role in India’s campaign as they aim to secure vital victories in their quest for World Cup qualification.

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