Express News Service
BENGALURU: Challenge. It was probably the most used phrases when East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler addressed a digital media convention on Saturday. It is unquestionably going to be testing for Fowler and his crew of their Indian Super League debut season.
Most groups have began preparations and a few of them have strengthened their squads, with home and overseas signings. Fowler was introduced coach on Friday.
More than the rest, the most important problem may very well be staying in a bio-secure bubble, probably for six months. Being away from family members for thus lengthy may very well be mentally difficult as effectively. One of the necessary job of the teaching employees, which additionally consists of former India participant Reneddy Singh, can be to maintain the gamers in good psychological house.
“I have no doubt that it (bio bubble) will be a challenge. For football in the world to get going again, in certain situations and circumstances, we need to adapt,” stated Fowler, who added that he can be in India ‘fairly quickly’.
“We have to create an environment, where a player enjoys…..We are also going to be sensible in our approach. The players need to know we are here to do a job. We will do everything to make the players comfortable as much as possible,” added the 45-year-old Liverpool legend.
At East Bengal, one of many oldest and well-known soccer golf equipment in India with an enormous fan base, any coach can be below nice expectations. Fowler, who has had managerial stints in Thailand and Australia, is somebody who likes his crew to play possession-based soccer. He can be conscious of the significance of outcomes.
However, one in every of his first goals may very well be including firepower to make his crew aggressive. He doesn’t have a lot time, with the event scheduled to begin subsequent month. The gamers, who’re already with the membership, additionally want to regulate to his type of play.
“Most of the ISL teams have already started preparations. We are a bit late to this. We will demand that the team works very hard. We know it is going to be hard. Success for me is, let’s be competitive, let’s go out and match teams, let’s get the right result,” he stated.
The ISL is a giant bounce for gamers from I-League as the previous contains top-notch aggressive groups with star home names and the previous England striker maintained that every one gamers can be handled equally, regardless of stature.