Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bengaluru look to bounce back to winning ways

AIFF Media 
Bengaluru FC Media 

Churchill Brothers, who finally opened their account after a hard-fought draw against DSK Shivajians, will be cautiously optimistic against title favorites Bengaluru FC, whose air of invincibility and high flying run was cut short by a 2-1 defeat against Kingfisher East Bengal.

The respective results saw Bengaluru FC in the fourth position behind Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Aizawl FC while Churchill Brothers move up to the eighth position above Chennai City and Minerva Punjab. 

Bengaluru are still the team to beat and a defeat after three straight wins means that the defending champions would be desperate to put things right as they take on the Red Machines.

Roca, the former Barcelona assistant coach wants his team to continue playing their game even though East Bengal managed to outsmart them.

“Obviously I can’t disclose how we are going to play tomorrow. But the way that we play, we cannot change a lot. We cannot play long balls and we have tried always more or less to play our game. We don’t want to think too much or cry about the last result and I will adjust to see how my team reacts,” he concluded.

As far as the Goan side are concerned, they will be looking to build on the positive performance against DSK Shivajians which saw them walk away with a precious point. However, they find themselves up against a star-studded team like Bengaluru FC but Alfred suggested that his team will not be intimidated by the big names.

The kick-off is at 07:05 pm at the Tilak Maidan in Goa and the match will be telecast live on Ten 2.