​Serbian striker Slavisa Stojanovic, who recently signed for ​Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters, has said that the Indian players need to focus on the technical side of football as well.

Stojanovic, who has joined the Kerala team and is working with the players, said only if the players work on their technique will they be able to bridge the gap between them and European players.

According to ​Goal, he said, "Football in Europe and in India are different. In Europe, there are a lot of players with good technique. It is not like that here in India. There is more running, they run too much."

"Running is good but they must learn the technical skills. You cannot learn it in a week. You can work on that. Every day you must work on technique. Prasanth is the best young player at Kerala Blasters. He was really good against Melbourne. His dribbling, his crosses were all good."

The Serbian will be working with former England goalkeeper David James, who is the coach of the Kerala-based team, and is excited about the prospect of working with James.

"Everyone knows who David James is. I have watched him play since I was 10 years old. And now at Blasters, he is my coach. He is a very good coach. I can learn from him here and Hermann Hreiðarsson."

"They have played in the Premier League, one of the top five leagues in the world. He has played around 300 games in that league. I can learn new stuff from David James," the striker concluded.