South London United centre-back Amit Prasad has opened up feeling homesick for his native India. The 26-year-old from New Delhi has struggled to break into the starting eleven in South London this season only starting six of the 12 games so far this season. Prasad has done well when he’s been called upon, but the partnership of Joey Tesselaar and Samuel Eke is clearing the first-choice pairing of manager Alex Davis.
The Indian defender admits dislodging Tesselaar and Eke will be difficult, “It’s pretty obvious where I am in the pecking order right now and I know I have to do something very special to change the gaffer’s mind about who starts there when everyone is fit. I think I’ve done well and been solid in the games I’ve played, I just need to convince the manager that she can trust me.”
Speaking to 1FF.com, Prasad also opened up about being away from family and the challenge that’s been for him, "New Delhi is where my roots are, and there are a lot of things that I miss. My family, of course, the familiar faces, and the energy of the city, it is really unique in New Delhi. Fans don’t see it, but life as a footballer can be very unglamorous. A lot of the time you are by yourself and you have so much time to think which does make you wonder about home and what you are missing. But in saying that, the club and the community in South London have been great to me and I’ve been made feel welcome, but it’s not home.”
Asked about a potential move in the future to One Future Football’s Indian club Bengaluru Phoenix, Prasad said, “Never say never, I know Bangalore is the tech capital of India and there’s a lot of cool stuff happening there. I love technology so I can see how I might enjoy myself there. But for now, my goal is to succeed at South London United and win trophies with The Ballers.”