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We have to be more consistent - Albert Roca

Written by: Srinivasan


The Spaniard wants his team to retain the same intensity irrespective of the change in personnel...

Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca called for consistency from his troops after his team racked up their third win at home in the I-League after a CK Vineeth hattrick sank Santosh Kashyap's Mumbai FC.

"I think the players have received too many concepts and it will take time for it to get digested. But we have to be more consistent and kill games off as soon as possible," observed Roca.

The former Barcelona assistant coach went on to praise the performance of Bengaluru's right wing combination of Udanta Singh and Harmanjot Khabra, both of whom provided assists for Vineeth to finish off. However, he also pointed out that there are more players waiting in the wings to take up the two slots. 

"They did a good job in these three games and took advantage of that side. They didn't press so much in the first half, but they worked hard and they have the perfect attitude. But there are more players who can play in the right side," said the Blues gaffer.

The 54-year old heaped praise on the Man of the Match CK Vineeth who scored the club's first ever hattrick in the I-League. 

"He deserved the goals. He did a good job today. But I also want our strikers to share the goals. We have only played three games so far. I also want the others like Daniel and Roby to score more," said Roca. 

The coach admitted that he has not yet arrived at his perfect starting XI.

"It's not possible. There are many players for each position and we have to take into account injuries, yellow cards and performances. But the important thing is that we maintain the same intensity and attitude for every game," said the former El Salvador coach.

The Blues now face two tricky ties on the road in the form of East Bengal on Sunday and Churchill Brothers the following week. The coach was under no illusions about the difficulty of these ties and called upon his squad to lift their games for these two ties. 

"Now we are on the road for the next two games and the level will be different against these good teams. We will have to shift our games to another level to do well here," cautioned Roca. 


Published: Thu Jan 19, 2017 02:39 PM IST


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