Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dream

first_imgTanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dreamOf the few Indian woman footballers, none has a resume that can match the one Tanvie Hans has built for herself. The 25-year-old Jalandhar-born British citizen is slowly rising to her dream and thinks that her football career is finally set on the right track.advertisement Rohit Paniker New DelhiMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 18:14 IST Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dream. (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSTanvie Hans waited first season of IWL in 2016-17, as there was no place for foreign playersTanvie Hans played in the second season of IWL with Sethu FC, but left the team soonNow with Bangalore United Tanvie Hans wants to contribute more to the countryThere are only a handful of women footballers in India who match the resume Tanvie Hans carries.From the Vasant Valley Public School to Tottenham Hotspurs and Fulham Ladies in England and back to India, 25-year-old Hans’ love for football is endless, just like her love for playing in the country.Her British citizenship disallows her to be part of the Indian national football team, but Jalandhar-born Hans doesn’t seem to be bothered as she slowly makes steps closer to her dream.When I was leaving for England, I was sure that I will come back and play here. There was no doubt about it. I was lucky enough to play for Spurs and Fulham but I am equally happy to be playing here. I don’t see my British citizenship as an obstacle, I rather look at how I can use it to my advantage, Hans told Mail Today.The arrival of Indian Women’s League in 2016-17 was seen as a potential game-changer for women’s football but Hans had to wait her chance as there was no place for foreign players in the first season.The season after that, Hans played for Sethu FC yet her ride wasn’t smooth as she’d imagine. Explaining further on her IWL career, she said, When the AIFF permitted two foreign players for the team, I contacted the Sethu FC coach and got into the team. I hardly played for them though. I played around 20 minutes of the first half, then I was dropped to the bench and then I was no longer in the coach’s plans. I cut-short my trip as I didn’t feel wanted by the team. I was eager to play the IWL as the tournament offers a good platform for players to develop.advertisementNow with Bangalore United, Hans feels her football career is India is finally set on the right track. With the rise in women’s football here, the former Delhi-based footballer wants to contribute more to the country.I think the standard of football in India is increasing overall. In women, the rise is immense and there is much potential here. As I said, I always wanted to play for the national team and hopefully, I will be able to do that someday. The league is getting tougher each year and while our team (Bangalore United) didn’t perform that well this year, we can improve for sure, concluded Hans, who is a midfielder by trait.Also Read | Women’s Football World Cup ticket buyers blame FIFA for allocating non-adjacent seatsAlso Read | Vincent Kompany knew his time at Manchester City was up after Leicester goalAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Tanvie HansFollow Indian Women’s LeagueFollow Sethu FCFollow AIFFFollow Bangalore United Nextlast_img read more

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