Bengaluru FC return to training ahead of AFC Cup 2021 playoffs

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Bengaluru FC returned to training under head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli ahead of the AFC Cup 2021 playoffs to their base at the Bengaluru Football Stadium, in Bengaluru.

The Blues regrouped following a short break on the completion of their 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) campaign. As many as 22 players took part in Friday’s session, which included three boys from the club’s Bengaluru FC B squad; Jagdeep Singh, Damaitphang Lyngdoh and Omega Vanlalruaituanga.

“My first training session with the team was very good and intense. It’s a different style of training and I thought the team would enjoy it and they did. From the first moment they gave one hundred percent and that’s what I expect from them,” said Pezzaiuoli in an interaction with the media.

“I watched the BFC B team play in two games and I was able to speak to them once too. We had some players from the youth team in the training session today and I want them to know that the doors to the first team are open for them. Having (Naushad) Moosa as Assistant Coach helps me because our future is in the youth department,” he added.

While skipper Sunil Chhetri continues his recovery after testing positive for COVID-19, new signing Yrondu Musavu-King is yet to join the squad. The Blues’s AFC Cup Preliminary Stage Two fixture is scheduled to be held on April 14, at the GMC Bambolim Stadium, in Goa.

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