‘Cabrera will work on possession and goal-scoring abilities’
Bangladesh football team skipper Jamal Bhuiyan mentioned that the newly-appointed head coach Javier Cabrera will mostly work on the team's ball possession and goal-scoring abilities.
"Everyone knows that the Spanish coaches are a bit different than English coaches," Jamal said after meeting with Cabrera at the Saif Sporting Club today.
"They want to keep the ball, so he will be working on that. Alongside ball-possession, he will especially work on scoring goals because we don't score much," the skipper added.
After arriving in Bangladesh on January 15, Saif SC were the third club Javier visited to observe their training sessions. He had visited Dhaka Abahani Limited and Uttar Baridhara Sporting Club before this.
Saif SC's skipper Jamal informed that the national team coach has talked with the club's technical directors and shared his views.
"We had a meeting of over a couple of hours with him and listened to his vision and demands. He has already talked with the technical directors. He will discuss with all the clubs and guide them accordingly.
"He will work with the national team players and those who are in and around the national team," Jamal added.
"He saw our practice, and learned about the brand of football we played. I think he is somewhat similar to the other Spanish coaches like Oscar [Bruzon] and Lemos [Mario].
"However, he will implement his own style. But for that we have to work with him before we do more," the 31-year-old midfielder said.
The Saif SC captain also shared his goals at the club level for the upcoming league season.
"I'm actually trying to play better, for the team and for myself. We came very close in the recent Federation Cup, but everyone saw what happened so I don't want to comment on that. We have a league coming up and I'm focusing on that," Jamal concluded.