Wouldn’t be easy to beat Chennaiyin: BFC Coach Albert Roca

The Bengaluru FC coach says that his team is prepared for the Chennaiyin challenge.

BFC head coach Albert Roca.   -  Special Arrangement

Bengaluru FC head coach Albert Roca today said it won’t be easy to beat Chennaiyin FC as it is a formidable side with a number of talented players, but that it is prepared for the challenge.

“Chennaiyin are a very big team, they have shown a lot of talent. Sure, it won’t be easy but we are prepared for the challenge. It is going to be a tight game,” he told reporters on the eve of Indian Super League final.

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“Little details can make the difference. We have to keep in control our emotions. I don’t expect an easy game, we have to score one more goal than them,” he added.

Replying to a query, Roca said his players would give 100 per cent to win the game despite losing Subashish Bose, who had picked up a yellow card each in two legs of the semifinal playoff against FC Pune City.

Roca said his team had started off the campaign much earlier than any other team for this year’s ISL, and knew from the beginning it was an uphill task to storm into summit clash.

“I think we started in August, before any other team because we had to play in the AFC Cup,” he said.

On its performance in debut ISL appearance, Roca said though it lost some games in the first half of the season, in the second, it came up triumphant with good displays.

“I am very glad about the effort that the players put in. They never lost the concentration and we have been able to be in our regular shape all through the season,” he said.

“As long as you have the players to do the job that we have to do, there much more possibilities to succeed,” he added.

On the growth of football in India, Roca said there is still a lot to be improved because he comes from Europe where clubs are a professional lot.