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Bruzon sees benefit for players on Kamalapur’s ‘levelled surfaces’

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 2 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bruzon sees benefit for players on Kamalapur’s ‘levelled surfaces’

Bashundhara Kings head coach Oscar Bruzon felt that the technical players have some benefit when they are playing on leveled surfaces of Kamlapur Stadium, but he suggested the organisers renew the old turf as soon as possible which could cause fatal injuries for footballers.

“Honestly speaking Kamlapur Stadium turf is far better than playing in bad natural turf as technical players get some benefit when playing in leveled surfaces. But still, we hope they (Bangladesh Football Federation) decide soon on renewal as it's old, hard and burns the skin every time players fall down,” Bruzon told The Daily Sun on Wednesday.

Bruzon’s team Bashundhara Kings made a winning start crushing Bangladesh Navy Football Club by 6-0 goals in their first match of the ongoing Independence Cup at the Bir Sherestha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal turf in Kamlapur on Tuesday.

Bosnian star Stojan Vranjes netted two goals in his debut match while Jonathan Fernandes, Eleta Kingsley and Robson Robinho added one each for the team. Navy’s defender Habibur Rahman also contributed a suicidal goal in the last minute that extended the goal difference for defending champions.

The Spaniard was satisfied with the big winning start and praised the team’s attitude, intensity and commitment who returned to the football after more than two months break.

“Definitely, it’s a good start to the season. It’s the way we wanted to start the season, 16 players had the chance to play on Tuesday and apart from the result, we are delighted with the attitude, intensity and commitment shown by all our players. I praised the teamwork and spirit, it indicates the team keeps the ambition at maximum levels,” the coach said.

“The local contingent this year is the best from the last season… and Sohel, Sumon and Mehedi are yet to join the team. Khaled (Iranian defender) was injured and Motin and Sufil just joined the team practices. The competition in between of them for getting game time will bring their level up. That’s also a positive fact,” he further added appreciating local players during the first match.

However, Kings will play their next match against Bangladesh Police Football Club on Saturday at the same venue.