Miku: 'Sunil and I take advantage of Udanta's quality'

The Super Cup semifinal, here, at the Kalinga Stadium, will rekindle what was a short-lived, yet an exciting, rivalry between Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan.

While most foreigners, from the ISL, have opted out of playing in the Super Cup, with some citing harsh Indian summer conditions, Miku doesn't mind running out for the 4 pm kick-offs. (File Photo)   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

Bengaluru's marksman Miku, who has 16 goals from 22 appearances, is ready for his first meeting with I-League giant Mohun Bagan.

"We played against them in pre-season, which we won. Yet, tomorrow (Tuesday) is not a pre-season. It will be a hard game and also, there is the factor of the weather, here. We need the right mentality to put in a good performance," the striker told reporters, on the sidelines of a training session.

The Super Cup semifinal, here, at the Kalinga Stadium, will rekindle what was a short-lived, yet an exciting, rivalry between the two sides.

"I think they have more fans than us. I haven't been following their matches, but everybody here talks about Mohun Bagan. The coach (Albert Roca) and a number of players know about them from last season. They told me that it is not going to be an easy game," said Miku, who feels the massive support for Mohun Bagan would make it seem like an away game for the Blues.

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The former Rayo Vallecano striker also paid tribute to his fellow attackers Udanta Singh and captain Sunil Chhetri. While Chhetri and Miku combined to score 33 goals, out of the 45 scored by Bengaluru, in the ISL and the Super Cup, Udanta has racked up nine assists.

"We all try to profit from each player's quality. Udanta is a quick, young player. Sunil and I take advantage of his quality. He is very fast and we know he will arrive to make the cross, and we are in our positions to score goals," Miku said of the partnership.

While most foreigners, from the ISL, have opted out of playing in the Super Cup, with some citing harsh Indian summer conditions, Miku doesn't mind running out for the 4 pm kick-offs. "I come from Venezuela, where the temperatures are 39 degrees," he pointed out.

Nevertheless, he is aware that players can't maintain the same tempo throughout the game. "In this weather, you can't play the same way for ninety minutes. We need to find the balance between not rushing to make a difference and not be too slow. In the right time, at the right moment, we need to play in good positions to score," said Miku.