Robin hopes to make India comeback through ISL
Kolkata: Out of favour India football forward Robin Singh is proud to represent two-time India Super League champions ATK and hopes to work harder to be back in the national team reckoning again.
"I don't know what's in the mind of the coach (Stephen Constantine). This gives me another opportunity to work harder. I'm proud to play for my country, have been playing for a long time," Robin told reporters at a media interaction here on Wednesday.
"Hopefully if I work harder, I'll be back in the national team. I want to be back. Representing my country is the highest honour as a professional player. You want to represent your country. It's about keeping my head down and keep digging in, let my critics decide on how have I played," he added.
Robin has played for three different franchises in three editions of the ISL. The 27-year-old said he would also back the I-League because his friends play there and they supported him often.
"My friends play in the I-League. I would like to support them, they have backed me from time to time as well," Robin, who has represented Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa in ISL," he said.
"I wake up everyday, wanting to learn and give most in training. I'm nothing without the boys who play with me. I've been blessed enough to play three ISLs with three teams," he added.
Having plied his trade with East Bengal, Robin went on to win I-League with Bengaluru FC. "I'm proud to have won the I-League. I'm honoured for the fact that I was part of a team that won the I-League. To sum it up, I've grown up. I will make sure to keep my professional standards high."