Jamshedpur FC center-back Pratik Chaudhari believes that the club is home away from home after returning back for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season. He hopes to help the club retain the League Winners’ Shield this season. Chaudhari played for Jamshedpur FC in the 2018-19 season and has returned to bolster the defense. He admitted that he felt a special connection with the club and was always looking to return.

“I’m delighted to be back at Jamshedpur. I always felt that I will come back someday and I’m glad that it has happened now. Wearing the JFC threads was really special then and being the Champions of India now, makes it even more special,” Jamshedpur FC center-back Pratik Chaudhari said. “I’ve lived in this city before. So I know that football has always been a sport that is much appreciated and loved by the people here. Jamshedpur FC is a massive club. And one of the main reasons behind coming back here is that I always felt comfortable with the people at the club. The professionalism and the positive intent that they’ve maintained throughout is something we all admire as players. So for me, it’s like another home away from home.”

“They’re undoubtedly one of the best in India. The zeal & enthusiasm they have for the team is second to none. I’m really excited & looking forward to playing in front of them again,” he added. “I’m very happy to have Aidy Boothroyd as our gaffer. The experience he brings to the club is what we need to win the title & defend the shield. So yes I’m very excited and eager to play under his guidance and gain valuable learnings. You guys have always been amazing supporters. It’s not so long now before we meet again. Keep showing your love & support & we’ll try our best to make you all proud. Can’t wait to see you guys at the furnace again.”

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