If Bengaluru come into this game after losing to Goa, Jamshedpur will have a leap forward after an impressive win against Mumbai City FC
Published: February 24, 2021 8:09 PM |
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BENGALURU: It was a disappointing season for Bengaluru FC who did not make the playoffs this season. However, they are desperate to get their A game and at least end their ISL season on a high as they aim for full points at Tilak Maidan against Jamshedpur FC on Thursday. In fact, the latter are on the same page trying to restore pride.
With nothing in sight for the two teams to qualify, it could be difficult to motivate the players before this clash. However, Bengaluru interim coach Naushad Moosa doesn’t think this will be a problem.
« Players who are difficult to motivate? No. If you look at the players, we had two sessions before playing this game and the players looked normal. They did their best in training. The thing now is that there is no pressure. Until the last game, they felt like they had to go out and win the match. That’s not there now, « he said.
It would also be interesting to see what kind of team Moosa is playing on Thursday. After taking on the post of interim boss, he gave the youngsters a lot of chances, and the same is to be expected. But Moosa knows that they need balance when they play tough opponents like Jamshedpur.
« We think about it and give the youngsters a chance, but then we can’t forget that we are Play a strong team. It is important to have a balanced team but yes there will be young players, « said Moosa, who will however hope that seasoned strikers like Sunil Chhetri and Cleiton Silva will play a key role in the clash. » / p> If Bengaluru come into this game after losing to Goa, Jamshedpur will have a leap forward after an impressive win over Mumbai City FC, and the Men of Steel will have a similar feat against the Blues to finish strong.
However, you have to do without Nerijus Valskis, who will be out due to a suspension. They have the ammo in their squad to end the season on a positive note, but Jamshedpur’s head coach Owen Coyle is aware of the threat Bengaluru poses.
« We are very close to achieving it (qualifying for the playoffs) So we want to finish on a strong note. To do that we have to play very well and try to win three points. Bengaluru still has the AFC Cup. Be very focused so we have to be prepared for the challenge « he said.
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