Caoch Marjan Sekulovski hopes his Maziya SR side can take advantage of the pressure on Bengaluru FC when the two teams meet in the AFC Cup on Tuesday. Maziya SR will host runners-up of last edition of AFC Cup Tuesday at National Stadium, Male’.
Speaking at the pre-match briefing, Sekulovski said that all pressure is on his opponent as everyone sees Bengaluru FC as the bigger side in the upcoming match.
“They are a very strong team. But we are not afraid of them”.
“We can play without pressure. They are the runners up and they are the bigger team”.
Maziya SR and Bengaluru FC have met twice earlier. Both meetings were in the group stage ofAFC Cup 2015. Bengaluru won both home and away games by an identical 2-1 margin. Mohamed Umair who still plays for Maziya is the only local player who has scored against Bengaluru FC.
“They have good national players and other foreign players too”.
“They also have weaknesses in the team and we will use that weakness”.
Maziya SR and Begaluru FC both won their opening games of AFC Cup 2017 against Dhaka Abahani and Mohun Bagan respectively. Maziya SR is ahead of Bengaluru FC after in the point table of Group E with goal difference after the opening day matches. Winner of this match will top the group and if the match ends all squared, Maziya will remain in the top.