Ghana international Asamoah Gyan has admitted that the Indian Super League could be a force to be reckoned with if the football administration put in the necessary effort.
Gyan believes there is plentiful talent in India but it can only be up to the officials to help the players grow their talent further.
The 33-year-old joined NorthEast United after he spent time in Italy, France, England, UAE, China and most recently Turkey.
"It depends on the people here, about how they are going to appreciate football.
"Football is not the number one sport in India, but I think it is the number one sport in the world. India is also improving," he told Outlook India.
"It is good to see more foreign players being roped in to strengthen the league. I think if the officials and players put more effort, India can do better.
"The national team also needs to improve in the world rankings (Indian men are currently at 104). I have seen some players here who are talented and want to play football, but they need help to do better."