August 16, 2022
Fijian superstar Roy Krishna says Bengaluru FC and Indian national team Captain Sunil Chhetri is a great role model and he will learn a lot from him.
During a press conference in India yesterday, Krishna spoke about the composition of his new Indian Super League team Bengaluru FC and praised Chhetri.
"We have a very good squad, a very young team with talented youngsters. A few of them played last season and were really good. I am very excited to meet them and I can speak Hindi and share my experience, which will help them with whatever knowledge I have about football," Krishna told reporters.
"I always found playing against BFC very challenging. They were a very defensive side and scoring against them was very difficult. I spoke to Mandar and Sunil bhai and this is a club that knows how to win trophies, so hopefully, we can perform well this season."
Krishna joined Bengaluru FC on a two-year contract this summer partnering alongside a few of his former teammates from ATK with the likes of Prabir Das, Javi Hernandez and now Sandesh Jhingan and also a former ISL winner with ATK Jayesh Rane.
"It is good to have old teammates and friends Prabir (Das), Javi (Hernandez), Jayesh (Rane), and Sandesh (Jhingan) here. They are a good bunch of players and credit goes to Mandar and the staff for building this team."
The Fijian wonder boy also mentioned the positive influence Chhetri had on him picking Bengaluru as his new home.
"With the squad we have, the project becomes much easier. Hopefully, we can bring glory and smiles on the fans of Bengaluru FC."
Krishna, who also won the ISL title with ATK, scoring 36 goals from 60 appearances is a key part of Bengaluru FC’s rebuild and will hope to mirror the trust the management has placed on him.
"After speaking to the coach, I am confident that he will help me as a player. I saw a lot of positives from Mandar Tamhane’s vision for the club and the others behind the scenes have helped me understand the culture and philosophy of the club. Bengaluru FC has won trophies so the objective is always that, to win more trophies," Krishna added.
By Romeka Romena