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Mahun Bagan, Bengaluru match to be biggest of India
Sportslogon Team April 16th 2018


Bhubaneswar : The coaches of Mahun Bagan and Bengaluru FC are strongly believe that the semifinal match between them in the first edition of the Hero Super Cup here on Tuesday will be one of the biggest match of the Indian Football.

I will never forget in my life, the way Bengaluru FC’s one-sided 2-0 dominance against us in the Hero Federation Cup final last year was splendid,” said Mohun Bagan coach Sankarlal Chakraborty and recollected. “Coach Roca changed the formation in the match thrice.

“But we are prepared for them. In Indian Football, BFC are one of the teams who have the better infrastructure and are one of the best-prepared teams.”

“BFC are very dangerous in their transitions,” Chakraborty maintained. “I hear people talking about their trio of Sunil Chhetri, Miku and Udanta Singh upfront. Yes, they are deadly. But at the same time, you need to be wary about the support from behind,” he pronounced. “We have talked about them in our meetings and practised likewise.”

“Mohun Bagan as a team with a “lot of character.” and a more difficult team than what we have faced so far in this tournament,” JSW Bengaluru FC Coach Alberto Roca maintained at the official pre-match press conference here on Monday. “They did well in both the matches and are one of the most historical teams in Indian Football with a lot of history on their side.”

“There is not much difference among the team. Both the teams are having the potential to change the match in their favour. As early as you are able to capitalise on the first or the second chance which you get, the scenario will change then and there”, said Roca.

The Spanish Coach also made a special mention of “leader” Sunil Chhetri. “Sunil is on a mission. The older he is getting, the better he is becoming day by day. That’s the way one should be. He is the National Team captain and are one of the leaders of the team. He always focusses on what he wants and reflects a lot of passion. I am happy for him, and to have Sunil in my team.”

Chhetri, the National Team Captain has been in splendid form this season scoring 17 goals so far in the Hero ISL and the Hero Super Cup which also includes two hat-tricks.

Bengaluru FC will, however, miss the services of Rahul Bheke in the match. “He is injured and will miss out,” Roca informed. .
This news was added and updated on : April 16th 2018
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