Here is our exclusive Bengaluru FC Squad Preview for ISL 2020/21. If we want to think of the most consistent side in Indian football one name comes to our mind, Bengaluru FC. This club has been delivering success since its foundation. Their professional approach towards the game has set an example in the Indian football circuit. They have a balanced approach to player development and trophy-winning. They are the only club to reach the AFC Cup finals. With this practical approach and backing of their passionate fan base, their rule in Indian football has just started. Today we will see how they can perform this season in Hero ISL.
Bengaluru FC Squad Preview: Key Signings
- Pratik Chaudhuri (from Mumbai City FC)
- Fran Gonzalez (from Mohun Bagan)
- Cleiton Silva (Free Agent)
Goalkeepers: One of the bests in the ranks
Bengaluru FC got one of the best goalkeepers in this ISL. They got Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as their main goalkeeper who needs no introduction. They have signed LalthuammawiaRalte as their second gogoalkeeper. Rate is also an experienced customer. He has players around 70 matches in I league and has done a great job. He will be willing to perform in ISL this season. They also got youth like Lara Sharma and Sharon who has the potential to start under Bengaluru goals.
Defence: A Sturdy one but with limited options
Bengaluru FC lacks options in the central defense. They got only one foreigner Juanan and one Indian Pratik Chaudhuri as their CB choices. So Fran Glez might play as a center back for Bengaluru this season. Though they have a lot of firepower in their right and left-back positions. They got players like Ajith Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Zoherlianaas their fullback option along with Naroem Rohen Singh as a u-22 option.
Midfield: A blend of Youth with Experience
Bengaluru FC mainly got a young midfield line with some experienced players. Players like Dimas Delgado will be the x-factor of their mid. If he can continue his previous season’s form Bengaluru forwards will get a lot of chances to score. Other than Dimas players like Eric Paartalu, Cleiton Silva, and Harmanjot Khabra is also there who can easily change the momentum of the match. The rest of the midfield is very young but talented. Players like Leon Augustine, NamgyelBhutiawill operate in the midfield of Bengaluru.
Attack: A Spearheading one upfront
Bengaluru FC got one of the best attacks this season’s ISL. Players like Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan will form the attack along with legend Sunil Chhetri. Foreigners like Deshorn Brown and Kristian Ospeth is also present in the forward line of Bengaluru. There are some young stars like Edmund Lalrindikaand Thoi Singh who if groomed well can be future stars of India.
Bengaluru FC Squad Preview: Coaching Staff
Carles Cuadrat (Head Coach)
The head coach of Bengaluru Carles Cuadrat needs no introduction. He is linked with Bengaluru from 16/17 season first as an assistant manager and as coach from 17/18 season. He has won an ISL with this team and knows the nerves of the side and its fans. Can he do that again that will be the main question? The fans though have high expectations from him.
- Assistant Manager (foreign): Javier Pinillos
- Assistant Manager (Indian): Naushad Moosa
- Goalkeeping Coach: Julen Esnaola
- Fitness Coach: Saravana Kumar
Bengaluru FC Squad Preview: Key Player to watch out for
There is no Indian who doesn’t know Sunil Chhetri. He is a legend in Indian football and one of the best forwards in Asia. He is the main man in the Bengaluru attack. Though age has blunted his skills still his presence in the dressing room is enough to inspire young players. He is a role model for every other Indian footballer. Bengaluru’s performance will depend on his form to some extent.
Youth Player to Watch Out for
Bengaluru got some attractive youth talents in their squad this season. Edmund Lalrindika is probably the best among them. He is a utility player who can play on either wing along with attacking mid and striker. He got maturity and tactical knowledge in this age along with skills and tactical knowledge. If he gets proper game time he can be one of the rising talents for Bengaluru.
Bengaluru will also compete in AFC Cups qualifier along with ISL this season. This can be a challenge for them to keep the players fresh for both the tournament. If they can do that they should finish in the top four of ISL and can compete for the title this season. They got the strength and consistency which is needed to win tournaments like ISL.
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