Punjab United have unveiled George Goodwin as their new Club Captain and after 4 years with the club he is looking forward to the step up in responsibility.
Goodwin caught up with the Club’s Social Media Team to share the news plus share his ambitions for the Gravesend-based club.
“Being captain at any club is a privilege but captaining this team is an honour, especially with the boys and management team we have here at Punjab United.
“I feel the role of captain requires an understanding of what the manager wants from us as a team and as individuals. I try to set a high level in training and on match days so that the boys follow in the same way. In today’s game a successful captain must have a good relationship with the players and management team. He must be able to give good advice on and off the field and to lead and set standards for everyone at the club.
“My and the clubs ambition is to push forward and fight for promotion in the next 2-3 years. We are not in the league to be a number, we are there to win it and I believe we have the players and infrastructure in place to do it. We just need to all be on the same wavelength and have a positive outlook on what this club can achieve. After the lockdown period is over it is imperative that we get a good pre-season in to get everything right. then if we have the right commitment, attitude and passion I think we can really push on and challenge for the league.”
The new Captain finished this insight by giving thanks to the key workers out there keeping everyone safe:
“I would just like to thank all the NHS and key workers who are doing a great job, without them we would be in even bigger trouble right now. But I think we all agree that we need football back as soon as it is deemed safe as, like most people, I am really missing it and can’t wait to be back on the pitch.”