"For sure, Bengaluru are definitely the favourites, the best team in the country. They have the highest budget, highest profile players. They have almost everything, they have continuity with their players been together for four-to-five years. They have been
"Of course, credit has to be given to (Albert) Roca for building the team and now (Carles) Cuadrat taking over. To beat Bengaluru, it is very tough."
Despite getting off to a good start in the competition with a 4-2 win over FC Pune City, the Singaporean stated that the JSW-owned team will have the
It must be noted that Bengaluru FC did not need to travel to
"I think it is an advantage for them (Bengaluru). I think we should have gone back and returned because we couldn't train here for the last two days. The field for sure was not in a good condition," Nawas explained.
"What we can do today (Wednesday) is do some cardio work and be ready for tomorrow's game. That's about it. It's a cup game and there is nothing much we can do without training," he added.
Giving his take on what strikers like Miku of Bengaluru FC and Pedro Manzi of Chennai City FC can bring to the table, Nawas commented, "Miku has a lot of experience in him and he brings himself with a big reputation. Manzi came here, did that and I'm sure Manzi's character [tells you that] he wants to do well in every game. So I'm sure it will be a good game for both of them."