Bashundhara Kings head coach Oscar Bruzon praised his charges despite failing to qualify for the Inter-Zone semifinal of the AFC Cup 2021.
Kings were held to a 1-1 draw by India’s ATK Mohun Bagan in their last Group D match of the AFC Cup 2021 at National Stadium in Male, Maldives on Tuesday and the result saw them finishing the league table second after Mohun Bagan. Kings, who didn’t concede a goal in the tournament before the match, successfully guarded the post in the first hour of the match and also went 1-0 up in the match after Jonathan Fernandes scored a goal in the 28th minute.
“Mohun Bagan didn't play through the build-up so we were very much compact in defence and didn’t give them any open space for attacks.
“I think Mohun Bagan got just one chance. I don't think that we gave them much open space. They just got one and utilized that. We were very much confident in the second half that we could keep this result, but unfortunately, we failed,” he added.