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Football, food, culture: Real Kashmir’s Brazilian forward Tiago Adan on life in India and playing in I-League

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Having spent a major interval of his profession taking part in in his native nation Brazil, Tiago Adan has now set sight on his new purpose, which is to be I-League’s top-scorer of the season. The Brazilian ahead, who is comparatively new within the Indian football circuit, has already taken lengthy strides on this path, scoring a brace in Real Kashmir’s opener in opposition to Aizawl FC earlier than the event was disrupted resulting from Covid-19. 

In the restricted interval in India, the 33-year-old has already gained the IFA Shield with Real Kashmir and is assured to assist the membership notch their first-ever I-League crown. 

Adan comes with a wealthy footballing expertise, having earlier represented a number of Brazilian and European golf equipment – Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Club Athletico Paranaense, Associação Ferroviária de Esportes, Arapongas Esporte Club, Floriana FC, Hibernians FC. 

However, football within the South American nation and India is a very totally different ball recreation. But Adan describes the transition to be “positive” to this point, crediting the nice and cozy reception by the membership and its gamers. Not solely this, the Brazilian additionally highlights a similarity between gamers from the 2 international locations, which he credit to make the transition a lot simpler.  

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“Football in South America is more aggressive, but here in India, the football is more dynamic in style. A similarity between the footballing atmosphere in both the countries is that the players come from humble origins, chasing a dream, and hence, it made it easier for me to adapt well with my teammates,” the striker tells Hindustan Times in an interview. 

Chasing a standard purpose 

Real Kashmir in motion in opposition to Aizawl FC in I-League(AIFF)

Adan has simply spent rather less than half a season with the Snow Leopards however asserts he has 100% adjusted with the membership’s environment. “I am in tune with the club and player’s desire to win the title. All the players have the same mentality when it comes to football,” solutions the Brazilian when requested about his equation together with his teammates. 

“There are many young footballing talents here in our team and I really enjoy chatting with them. I try to help everyone with my experience, and give them advice which can help them in their growth. At the same time, I feel the youngsters are also helping me to grow as an individual in their own ways,” the ahead explains additional.   

Adan, who began taking part in the game as a six-year-old, additionally feels that Brazil and India share a standard footballing culture- which is “to provide happiness to the people.” 

Experience of residing in India

Adan believes he’s nonetheless a learner and is slowly attempting to know the customs and tradition of India. However, if something he has a complain about is the meals, which he feels is the one factor that he’s nonetheless attempting to get accustomed to. 

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“I like to pay close attention to everything here in India – the traditions, the customs and the culture. I try to learn a little bit of everything I see and experience, so that in the future, I can teach my children the learnings that I take from India, and pass some of these experiences on to them.”

“I have enjoyed the Indian food, but somehow, I have been unable to adapt to the strong flavour of pepper. I can eat anything in India, but without pepper,” he concludes with a cheerful chortle.

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