Addressing a post-match press conference, Moroccan coach appreciated defender Nicolau Colaco and striker Angel Daldequer for being instrumental in the team's victory against United Sikkim, who put up good fight despite the winners domination throughout the proceedings.
All the three goals scored by our players were beautiful and our boys have aptly handled the tricky situation, he said referring to the soggy and sticky ground condition at Keenan.
Asked about the Keenan venue, Salgaocar coach said he can only say that the ground was not good compared to adjoining JRD Tata Sports complex, where all the three matches each of Salgaocar and I-leaque champion Dempo Sc were originally scheduled but one match of the each team was shifted following the appeals to Keenan in view of the soggy and slippery ground condition caused by continuous rains.
The ground at Keenan was muddy and sticky, preventing the players to make fast moves.
To a query why the Australian striker Sean Daniel Rooney did not play today, Bencherifa said he is 100 per cent fit and would have been fielded, had we been down score wise.
Bencherifa said the team, who was leading the point chart with six points from two outings, will have to maintain the form against Pune FC, which drew 1-1 against United SC, Kolkata in another match played at JRD Tata sports complex today. More