Asamoah Gyan joined English topflight side NorthEast United last month after his deal with Kayserispor in Turkish Super League run out.

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He announced his presence in India on Wednesday when he scored on his debut as NorthEast United held the India National Football Team to a 1-1 draw in a friendly.

"Honestly, it's part of my job. It doesn’t matter where I play. This is also my first time in India. In the past, I never thought of coming here. But then football is my life. I told myself, “Hey, I am going to a new country. I have to stay focused and do my job.” I am adapting here and liking the country too," he told outlookindia.com.

"I was in the best league in the world in England, and then I came to UAE. People began to ask questions about my decision.

"On CNN, I said that I would bring exposure to the UAE Pro League, and since I moved there, many more players began to come. Then I moved to China, and now there are many players coming there. I hope I can do the same in India, as in bring exposure.

"I have played in so many leagues. Now India is a new challenge for me. It might not matter, but I could open the way for more world-class players.

"Since landing in Guwahati, I haven’t been out much. Right now, I am busy training, so it will take some time for me to decide my opinion regarding the country.

Now, I am only focused on my game. If I don’t score, I won’t be happy. That is the most important thing for me right now."