Sandesh Jhingan signed up for a club in the Croatian top-tier league (Photo credit: Instagram/Sandesh21jhingan)

  • Sandesh Jhingan said he would be "tested to the limit" when he plays outside his comfort zone
  • It's quite challenging but I trust myself, Jhingan said
  • He was named India's footballer of the year last month

New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) Trusted for his leadership qualities by his new club HNK Sibenik, Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhingan feels he would be "tested to the limit" while enhancing his game ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sandesh Jhingan started his youth career at St. Stephen's Acadey in Chandigarh. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SandeshJhingan)

  • Sandesh Jhingan has twice finished an ISL runner-up with the Kerala Blasters
  • He has made 40 appearances for the Indian national team, in which he has scored 4 goals
  • He was named AIFF Men’s Player of the Year for the 2020-21 season

.Šibenik, Croatia
Sandesh Jhingan was named India’s footballer of the year last month. (Photo Credit: Twitter@SandeshJhingan)

  • Jhingan will be the first Indian to play in the top-flight of Croatian football
  • Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to play for a top-division European club in 2014
  • "I think I am at a stage of my career where I really want to test myself in the highest-level possible," Jhingan said