Newly-appointed East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler on Saturday mentioned they might goal to create a group which dominates ball possession and the place all gamers are handled equally no matter their stature. With a late inclusion to the top-flight Indian Tremendous League, East Bengal appointed the previous English International and Liverpool legend with lower than two months left for the scheduled begin of the event.
“We now have been working very onerous to herald not solely good gamers however nice gamers. So far as I am involved, we’ve got bought a group filled with marquee gamers,” Fowler mentioned in his first media interplay after his appointment. “Our goal is to try to carry out the very best in everybody. We’re gonna have a group who will work all the identical. Nobody might be handled otherwise than anybody else, no matter no matter stature.” “We’ll create a group that can work very nicely with one another. We wish to be a possession-based group. We wish to get outcomes. Basically soccer is all about getting the suitable outcomes.” The addition of East Bengal would take the seventh version of ISL to a brand new excessive, Fowler mentioned.
“The ISL is a comparatively new league as we all know. I feel it is bought higher each single season. Hopefully now with the addition of us, we will make the league a little bit bit higher.” Fowler will include a star-studded backroom workers together with former Manchester Metropolis midfielder Tony Grant and former India captain Renedy Singh as his deputy who’re tasked to rope in international and Indian gamers. “His (Renedy’s) stature in Indian soccer is totally nice. We all know as a coach how good he’s. As a participant, he was profitable. He is aware of a lot of the native gamers. We have been talking in regards to the gamers who’re proper for us. Renedy has been instrumental,” the 45-year-old mentioned.
Fowler final managed A-League facet Brisbane Roar FC and remodeled the facet from being 10th within the league to fourth place, constructing a powerful defensive facet who conceded simply 25 objectives in 24 matches. “We have had a historical past the place we have constructed a group that struggled and made them profitable in Australia. So you realize we may do it once more. It’s a problem, but it surely’s a problem that we have accepted and would look to do very nicely,” he mentioned.
“I mentioned earlier than it is about doing all of the preparation proper, getting the suitable strategies and ethics into the gamers. It is a problem that we will not wait to get began with.” “Not solely the group, however the competitors, a little bit bit extra profitable. We wish to be as profitable as we will. Clearly no different League, no different place is massively necessary,” Fowler mentioned from his house in Liverpool. Earlier than Fowler got here on board along with his deputy Grant, Brisbane Roar conceded 71 objectives from 27 matches in 2018-19 because the duo would look to duplicate the identical magic.
Fowler additional mentioned he’s conscious of his group’s historic rivalry with Mohun Bagan. “We all know the historical past between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. With soccer, rivalry is wholesome. It drives gamers, followers and soccer golf equipment to attain the perfect,” he mentioned.
“We have been concerned in varied video games all through our careers, and performed varied derbies which have been extremely large. We all know what it means to the soccer golf equipment, to the followers,” the Premier League’s all-time seventh highest purpose scorer with 163 objectives to his identify mentioned..