Three ways in which Udanta Singh will help FC Goa
The winger is an excellent addition to the squad of the Gaurs.
Udanta Singh is set to sign for Indian Super League outfit FC Goa ahead of the 2023-23 season. The pacey winger leaves Bengaluru FC after nine successful campaigns. His 2022-23 season with the Blues saw the winger reach the finals of the Indian Super League and the Hero Super Cup. In addition, he won the 2022 Durand Cup with the side in his final season.
As he looks for a fresh challenge ahead, fans of FC Goa cannot wait to see him in the club’s colours from next season onwards. Udanta Singh’s abilities make him a perfect player for the way the Gaurs play. His pace and attacking mindset align with the club’s mentality and vision.
FC Goa have fallen behind the competition in the last few years as it transitions into a new era. With Manolo Marquez taking over the head coach’s position at the club, the mood is positive in and around the camp. Udanta Singh is a brilliant addition to a team looking to challenge for titles. Here are three ways in which he will help the Gaurs:
3. Winning Mentality
Udanta Singh won several trophies in his nine-year-long stint with Bengaluru FC. The demand at the Blues is to fight for trophies at the minimum. With the arrival of Udanta Singh, a winning mentality also arrives at FC Goa. The 26-year-old won five trophies with BFC.
Manolo Marquez has the task of replicating his magic at FC Goa after guiding Hyderabad FC to an ISL title and back-to-back ISL Playoffs qualification. Bringing Udanta Singh on board, a player who knows all too well about what it needs to challenge for titles, is a clear indication of the Gaurs’ intentions.
2. Mutual Benefit
Udanta Singh was struggling for regular game-time at Bengaluru FC. The 26-year-old played only 973 minutes of football during the 2022-23 season across all competitions. In comparison, he got 1132 minutes of game-time in the 2021-22 season.
At FC Goa, Udanta Singh is sure to be the centre of attention. As the Gaurs reap the benefits of having a player like Singh in the line-up, it also benefits the player with regular game-time and opportunities to impress the national team head coach Igor Stimac for a starting place in the Indian national team.
1. Tactical Maturity
Udanta Singh has worked with head coaches like Carles Cuadrat, Simon Grayson and more during his time at Bengaluru FC. His tactical maturity will be a massive asset to FC Goa. Manolo Marquez is a brilliant tactician who relies on his pacey wingers and full-backs to create opportunities for the attackers in the box.
Udanta Singh understands wing play better than most domestic players. His pace and movement are a menace for any defender. It will be interesting to see how the 26-year-old uses his experience and applies the tactics on the field. As the move comes closer to completion, Singh’s addition to FC Goa’s roster gives the team an individual who can dictate attacking moves down the channels.