Blue Colts Aim To Finish 2018-19 Campaign On A High
Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC B will be keen to finish their Hero 2nd Division League campaign undefeated when they host FC Goa Reserves in their final game of the group stage at the Bengaluru Football Stadium, in Bengaluru on Saturday.
While the Blues Colts, who have already ensured a top place finish in Group A, will not qualify for the final phase, a win on Saturday will help them end a successful 2018-19 campaign on a high, and Moosa expects his boys to be at their best. “We would like to stay unbeaten in the League, and we are taking this game seriously. Just like I said before the last game, it’s not about staying on top or chasing the summit, but for us it is about playing good football. The whole team believes in the philosophy and we just want to do that,” said Moosa on the eve of the game.
Having finished second in the group stage last season, the Blue Colts have managed to seal a top spot with a game in hand. While the boys have shown considerable improvement since last season, Moosa pointed out the effort from the entire squad including the support staff which has helped keep the boys grounded. “It’s been a great season for us. We won the BDFA Super Division League, the Puttaiah Memorial Cup and finishing on top of the 2nd Division group is just icing on the cake. All the players have worked really hard along with our Assistant Coach Sandesh, our physios Suhas and Manish, analyst Karthik along with kit boy Krishna who all were involved in building this team. We have always had great support from Carles and Gerard who have constantly been watching the boys play and provided valuable feedback. It’s not an individual effort but everyone at the club has had a part to play.”
The visitors FC Goa come into the game on the back of three successive wins and are second on the table behind Bengaluru. While the Blue Colts did get better for the Gaurs in the opener, it won’t be a walk in the park for the home side and Moosa has warned his boys against any complacency. “Goa are a strong team and are coming to Bengaluru with three successive wins. Football is a game of momentum and they will be confident going into the clash. We had a tough away game in Kashmir, but we must regroup and stick to our plan which will help us get the result,” added Moosa.
The game kicks off at 3.30 pm at the Bengaluru Football Stadium on Saturday.