Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bengaluru FC look for third straight win

Quite a contradictory setting - a team riding on the top after a pair of back-to-back wins and their opponent lying at the bottom with two losses from as many matches. 

Confident Bengaluru FC, unbeaten, sitting pretty at the top with 7 points and goal difference of +4 and then juxtaposed Mohammedan Sporting, yet to open their account with a goal difference of -5. 

So, are the spectators going to see a David vs. Goliath fight? Well, that's not something in Bengaluru FC gaffers mind, "We treat each team equally, and we’ll go in tomorrow's match just like any other match. The league is just 3 rounds old, you can't really say anything by looking at the table." Ashley further adds, "They might be at the bottom of the points table, but they are a good team with quality foreigners!" 

Nigerian Abdul Aziz Moshood, popularly known as Bola bhai, is a worried man. Mainstay in defense, Luciano Sobrosa, who helped Mohammedan Sporting to win Durand Cup is out injured, his midfield maestro Penn Orje is not fully fit, and Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey is far from his goal scoring form. But he puts up a brave face, "We might have lost the matches, but we played well relatively, and mind it we were playing against better opponents." 

Is it an away win or a safe draw that is going in his mind? He smiles, "Be it home or away, it doesn't matter to us, my endeavor is to get points." 

Bola Bhai is quite impressed with the progress of the JSW-sponsored team, "They have really played well!". He is not deterred with his opponents' physical aspect and fitness-level, adds, "Football is a skill game, if they are physically strong, we can counter them by moving the ball around." 

The match kicks-off at 4 pm, Bangalore Football Stadium.