Bengaluru FC take on Abahani Dhaka Limited on Wednesday at the Bangabandhu Stadium in their final match of Group E of the AFC Cup 2018. It's a must-win game for the Blues who must then depend on fellow Indian club Aizawl FC to snatch at least a point from New Radiant FC if they wish to qualify for the Inter-Zonal semifinals.
Bengaluru are tied on points with Maldives' New Radiant but are behind them on the table on head-to-head record. They won their match at home 1-0 but lost 1-2 in the Maldives.
Ahead of their must-win clash against the Bangladeshi club, Roca seemed confident yet cautious. He said, "It will be a difficult game. We would just like to qualify but it doesn’t depend on us. However, we will try to do our job to win tomorrow. It won’t be easy as we lost our game here before; it's a challenge. It's only one game and we have to do everything to win."
He further added. "It is important to be focused. They (Abahani Dhaka) have no option (meaning: chance) to qualify but I'm sure they are professional and they will do their best."
Bengaluru FC defender Rahul Bheke suggested that it is important to win this match and end their season on a positive note. "It will be a tough game and also our last game this season, so we have to finish the season on a positive note and win the game," said Bheke.