The Spaniard insists the Blues are still a work in progress after changing managers last year…
Bengaluru FC take on Mumbai FC in their third game of the season at Kanteerava Stadium on Wednewsday.
The Blues have enjoyed a fine start winning both of their games against Shillong Lajong and Chennai City, scoring five goals and conceding none.
Speaking to the media before the game manager Albert Roca termed it the ‘toughest test yet. Mumbai FC have always been a hard nut to crack for the champions. In the last three editions of the I-League, they’ve managed to beat them only once at the fortress.
Roca, whose two timely substitutions in the last match paid rich dividends sounded cautious. He said, “After two wins, they’ll come stronger mentally and they have enough talent to put us in trouble, but we’re ready for a hard battle.”
Thoi Singh and Karan Sawney, two former Bengaluru FC men have truly prospered for Mumbai in the last matches.
Bengaluru have signed few Indian players lately – Lenny Rodrigues, Harmanjot Singh Khabra and Mandar Rao Dessai among them have featured in the starting eleven.
According to Roca, “It is not easy for the new players to understand the philosophy of the new club from the first week. What I want from them is to be at par with the existing team at the earliest. But we have to give them time for that.”
“We are trying to build a superior team, this team is under construction, we’re adjusting things and not completed yet,” added the coach.