“I hope this game motivates more youngsters”

The Boss Handed Young Naorem Roshan Singh A Debut And Spoke Of His Performance As He Addressed The Press Following A 1-0 Defeat Of Paro FC In Thimphu…

On his side’s performance in tough conditions…

We knew that it was going to be a difficult visit for us because of the weather, the artificial turf and the quality of the opponent. We knew that they have very good players apart from Chencho. We are happy with the result. We scored one goal and did not concede, which is always important. I am happy with the work that my players put in.

On a scoreline that keeps the tie open…

It’s always important to score away from home. Sometimes, one goal is enough, but we have to wait and see what happens at the Kanteerava. It was one of the things that we were talking about in the locker room; that we had to try and score. I was handing opportunity to a lot of the young players, and although we lacked a bit of quality with the finishing, I believe we created a lot of chances.

His thoughts on the second leg at the Kanteerava…

We’re expecting another tough game, because Paro has a very good team. At home, we always feel good because we have great supporters who will back us from start to finish. I hope they will push us towards getting a good result in the reverse fixture.

On Roshan’s impressive debut…

Roshan has been playing really well for BFC B, and he has been quite consistent throughout the season. He deserved his chance today, and he produced a very good assist for the goal. The conditions were tough and despite making his debut in an away game in the AFC Cup, he looked confident.

His performance shows that our system is working, and I hope this game motivates more youngsters in our academy to keep pushing themselves. Biswa also made his debut coming off the bench, and hopefully, both these players will keep contributing to the first team.