Fleming, 51, said that there is already a good foundation of fans for the new club to build on. "I'm from a small country called Ireland where we have a population of 6 million. In Punjab we have about 33 million. So please don't tell me we can't get any fans from that," he said.
"Football is a global game and it is going to get bigger and bigger in India. Fans want to be entertained so I think in the I-League, we need to play some good football and attract fans. It won't happen in one season, this is a foundation season for us."
Punjab will face Aizawl FC on the opening day of the season on January 9.
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