French Club Paris Saint-Germain [PSG] to Open Academy in India
Here are the excerpts of PSG coach Laurent Blanc’s teleconference with PTI :
“Well, the goal of the academy is to get the people to know French football and try to develop youth football in India,” .
“But the academy more strongly has a social objective to allow the young players of India and may be, the kid in need to know social success through football and we are pretty sure that academy will bring such a thing forward.”
“India is a great country, great population, very strong youth population. So sports has to be present. Football is the most popular sports in the world. Therefore, I’m not really surprised that India decides to open up to football and that’s why I’m really happy at the launch of PSG academy in India.”
“I think it’s a good thing for French football to open up to India and gain some interest in India and most importantly it’s a very good thing for the youth of the country.”
Foreign clubs are making a bee-line to set up academies in India. PSG being the latest in that list!
More information on the academy here – http://psgfootballacademy.in/