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ISL 2017-18: Albert Roca on Sunil Chhetri - India lucky to have a captain like him

17:41 GMT 25/02/2018
Sunil Chhetri Albert Roca AFC Cup final pre-match Press Conference
The Bengaluru FC coach lauded his skipper after his goal in the 2-0 win over Jamshedpur FC....

League leaders Bengaluru FC inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday.

With this win, the league leaders extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points over second-place FC Pune City and third-place Chennaiyin FC, both of who have 29 points each.

A spot-kick from Venezuelan striker Miku and a 34th minute goal from skipper Sunil Chhetri was enough for the Blues to claim all three points with an inspired Gurpreet Singh Sandhu impressing between the sticks.

While both of Bengaluru’s goals came in the first half, they were put under pressure by the home side in the second period but Gurpreet was unshakable in goal for the visitors.

Bengaluru coach Albert Roca alluded that playing against Steve Coppell’s men was never going to be an easy task in the post-match press conference.

“We knew It was always going to be difficult. Jamshedpur were a difficult opponent. They had to win today but it was our job to play well and get the three points. We did it,” he stated confidently.

The Spanish tactician then went on to sing the praises of Bengaluru and India skipper Chhetri would banged in his 10th goal in 17 games for the season.

“Sunil is an outstanding player. He is showing every game how to do it. He is improving very game and playing exceptionally well. India is lucky to have a captain like him,” Roca said about him.