Indian Super League

Airam Cabrera Eager to Prove Himself in the ISL's 2021-22 Season

Mudeet Arora
Cabrera is aiming big for ISL's next season
Cabrera is aiming big for ISL's next season / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

FC Goa announced their new striker Airam Cabrera as they look to continue their great choices when it comes to bringing in new forwards for their club.

With three Golden Boots won by their players in the last four years, the Gaurs will hope Cabrera proves to be a hit too.

After Ferran Corominas and Igor Angulo, the baton of FC Goa's goalscoring in the Indian Super League passes on to Cabrera.

However, his record last season at Wisla Plock was underwhelming by his standards as he managed to score just five goals throughout the campaign.

The club's director of football Ravi Puskur told the Times of India, "You have to give the club and the scouting team the benefit of doubt. We looked at Airam not just in terms of numbers but also what he can do on the pitch.

"We identified him three years ago but never had the opportunity to have a professional discussion. He's extremely hungry and will be the right fit for us."

Cabrera spoke and admitted that the last two seasons of his career haven't been that good.

He said, "It's not a secret that I did not score a lot in the last two seasons. I did not play the way I wanted, but there are always ups and downs. You have to be prepared. I want to shaw everyone who is Airam Cabrera again. I am hungry due to the lack of success in the last two seasons."

Finally on being asked about filling the boots of greats like Corominas and Angulo, Cabrera said as he concluded, "I don't want people to say I am the new Angulo or new Coro. We are all different players. I have big respect for them. I know them really well. I am here to help Goa and give the coach whatever he wants of me. I don't care about the numbers.

"Goals will come. This is a new country, but your skills don't change. All that we have to do is adapt to your teammates, culture and the country. That's my target." concluded Cabrera.