East Bengal's Manolo Diaz - Indian players skillful but need to improve tactically

East Bengal have actually kick-started preparations for the upcoming 2021/22 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) in Goa and have actually played 2 friendly matches versus Vasco and Salgaocar which they won 3-1 and 2-0 respectively.

New Red and Golds manager Jose Manuel ‘Manolo’ Diaz is presently examining the team in the training sessions therefore far he is pleased with what he has actually seen.

What did Manolo Diaz state?

“At the moment we are getting to know the players. We now have many players and we are testing them. In the coming weeks, we are going to finalise the squad. We have a lot of skilful and quality players and I am happy with everyone’s hard work.”

The Spaniard likewise notified that regardless of having training deals in his native Spain, he chose to take East Bengal’s use as he wished to acquire experience around the world.

“I decided to come here because it (East Bengal) is a big club in India. Also, I had offers to continue in Spain but I wanted to get international experience. East Bengal is one of the most important clubs in India, 101 years old,” recommended Diaz.

Like last season, the ISL will be performed in a bio-bubble in Goa. While a number of coaches and gamers have actually had problems remaining inside the bubble for almost 6 months, the brand-new East Bengal coach does not have any issue and rather recommended that he wishes to put his energy behind the group to get success.

“We didn’t have the experience of bubble life but we are prepared mentally and physically for this bubble. We know the conditions and the rules. When the league starts, we are going to play a match every three and four days and time will pass because we have to focus on the matches and their tactics. We will put our energy there and won’t get time to think about the bubble,” stated the East Bengal manager.

‘Indian gamers have excellent abilities’

The previous Real Madrid Castilla coach matched the Indian gamers of his group and stated that a few of them are expert however he requires to enhance the tactical element of their video game.

“We have tested the Indian players in the two friendly matches we played. They have good skills. We have to improve the tactical movements in general and we are in the right away to achieve our objectives.”

It need to be kept in mind that previous head coach Robbie Fowler had actually criticised the Indian gamers at East Bengal throughout his period, with his remarks kicking up a storm.

‘Ready to win Kolkata Derby’

As an East Bengal coach, the efficiency in the Kolkata derby versus arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan will be quite scrutinised. Diaz knows the significance of the component and repeated that he would attempt and win the derby for the fans.

“The derby is a very important match. We want to win it not only for three points but also for the fans, to give them happiness. But we will also try and do well in all the 20 matches of the league. We are ready to win the derby which is our second match of the season,” stated the Spanish coach.

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