The Spaniard is an advocate of a possession-based design and is on the lookout for players suited to his doctrine at Hyderabad FC.
Hyderabad FC fans can expect their staff to play with a vastly different kind of football within another Indian Super League (ISL) variant compared to their inaugural effort last time out.
The Nizams fought to play with a cohesive brand of soccer and frequently relied on individual brilliance of Marcelinho and Bobo to locate goals since they finished rock bottom with only 10 points from 18 games. But under new coach Albert Roca, the group is watching for players that will suit the Spaniard’s possession-based doctrine.
Hyderabad FC have retained several players such as Adil Khan, Liston Colaco and Souvik Chakrabarti and have roped in Many others such as Subrata Paul and a few promising Indian Arrows celebrities such as Rohit Danu. They’re on the lookout for more players who would fit into Roca’s doctrine.
“We have to assess our weaknesses and attempt to fix them by earning the right players. A couple of players are in my head, but we still have enough time to bring in the players that we believe are better for the league, and for our playing style,” Roca informed Target.
“We want players who have a feeling of the game and care for the ball. They need to comprehend the philosophy that we would like to bring into the club. We will need to be comfortable on the ball and attempt to build the game in the back if possible, and that is what we want to get to.
“The players that have these qualities can help us will make our soccer even more attractive to the fans also,” he added.
However, the 57-year-old refused to put forward any names he’s already identified. But Roca did acknowledge that those gamers Hyderabad have already made a part of their plans for next season were chosen by him.
“As a trainer, I need to rely on several players. Thus, it is not about just one or a couple of players, but more about what features they can bring into the team for another season. That’s what I am searching for. I would like players that will help us as a team.
“I knew plenty of players from before too, and I have met them previously. I can not point out only 1 name, but some are a part of my squad and are significant players moving into the next year.”
One of the issues that plagued Hyderabad FC in their debut season was the lack of preparation before the campaign started. The team barely had a month of pre-season until they went headlong to the effort.
Roca, however, is planning to make sure that’s not the case this time out and is aware of the fact he is going to have time to impart his style on to the squad prior to the beginning.
“We understand how difficult it’s been for Hyderabad FC last season. From that, we must now build a new-look team. Obviously, we will need to bring in a few new players that will help our staff. For us, it is about trying to be aggressive from the start. But we know that it’s not going to be an easy job. We do start with a little disadvantage in comparison to other groups, given that they have had players that have more or less played together for a while,” he said.
He’s under no illusions whatsoever regarding the enormity of the job at his hand, and it has made sure that the team will play as many games as possible during pre-season.
“we would like to work hard right from the start and try to get as many friendly matches as you can. That will help all of the players in acquiring a sense of each other on the field, in addition, to help them understand our philosophy and the version we wish to introduce. We would like to attempt to achieve this as quickly as possible, and if we could do this, we may have a fantastic season.
“But at the same time, we must take it step-by-step. If we keep working hard and give our best, I believe our goals can change and become even greater. However, it isn’t easy to forecast or say anything today. I am a realistic person and I know how hard we must work. If everyone involved in the club provides their best, I believe we can achieve our aims.”