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ISL 2017/18: Dimitar Berbatov mostly keeps to himself, Wes Brown is friendly, say Kerala Blasters youngsters

Kerala youngsters get candid about the big name signings by their franchise


Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov was signed as the marquee player by the Kerala Blasters (Image Credits: ISL Media)

What's the story?

Kerala Blasters youngsters Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Sujith spoke candidly about the star signings of their side, Dimitar Berbatov and Wes Brown, both of whom are said to have completely different approaches when it comes to interacting with the younger players.

In case you didn't know...

Kerala Blasters signed former Manchester United stars Dimitar Berbatov and Wes Brown at the start of the season.

Brown suffered an injury at the start of the season and missed out on a couple of matches, whereas, Berbatov was injured a couple of weeks back, but has recovered successfully now.

The heart of the matter...

The youngsters from Kerala Blasters, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Sujith said that Berbatov mostly kept to himself.

"He usually says just a hi or a hello. Other than that, he doesn't mingle like other foreigners in the squad. If we ask something to him, we might get an answer," they said to Manorama News.

Upon being asked about the other big signing Wes Brown, the youngsters responded that the former Manchester United man is very friendly with all the youngsters in the team.

"Wes Brown is very friendly. We can share anything with him. He's extremely friendly and funny," they said.

What's next?

Kerala Blasters are currently eighth in the ISL standings and take on Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on January 10.

Author's take

The youngsters from any ISL side go into the season expecting to learn from the vast amount of experience cultivated by the foreigners that are signed by the franchises. Berbatov's aloofness could be attributed to his poor form on the pitch and injury concerns, but he should be more involved with the youngsters as they look up to him.

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