'Win will give us confidence'

Bengaluru FC’s coach Ashley Westwood refused to get carried away with his side’s confident 3-0 victory over visitors Rangdajied United FC here at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Sunday.

“The win is going to give us the confidence but we are not going to get carried away,” said Westwood at the post-match press conference. He also praised Chhetri’s clever movement while scoring the team’s third goal and had a few words of encouragement for the visitors.
“They were pretty strong and organised and were tough to break down,” added Westwood. Rangdajied coach Santosh Kashyap looked at the positives despite suffering a second straight defeat.

“We played better than we did in our opening game but there is a huge difference between the I-League second and first divisions and we have a very young team and the lack of experience is affecting us but we should get better as the season goes on. “We need a goal -- they haven’t yet scored in the league -- to get the confidence of the boys,” said Kashyap.

Kashyap, who is known to extract maximum output from limited resources, was unequivocal when asked what his target was for the season was. “To stay in the I-League.”

He also lauded BFC’s performance.  “They had very good movement and they are all excellent players who played perfect football,” added Kashyap.”

BFC’s next match is against United SC at home on October 6, while Rangdajied welcome Dempo two days earlier.

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