Bengaluru FC winger Udanta Singh did not have the best of starts to his season. But perseverance and coach Carles Cuadrat’s unwavering faith in the 22-year-old has provided the Blues with some good returns.
The Tata Football Academy (TFA) graduate scored a late winner against Delhi Dynamos and opened the scoring through a spectacular individual effort against FC Pune City.
“At the beginning of the season, I did not have my best games. I also had to work on my defensive duties and that took some time," said Udanta after Bengaluru's 2-1 win over Pune where he scored the opener.
Udanta's first goal of the season came against Delhi Dynamos when his deflected shot from outside the box went in off the post to clinch all three points for the Blues.
“After I scored my first goal, I got some confidence and I’m looking to work hard now.”
Bengaluru have had their own share of problems with injuries. Erik Paartalu and Albert Serran missed a game each due to injury and star striker Miku Fedor is unavailable until January. Udanta believes that the players are now motivated to work harder in order to overcome the Venezuelan’s absence.
“I don’t think there were any changes in the tactics. We just keep working hard and motivating each other. We want to work hard to cover the absence of some of the injured players, like Miku.”
“We could probably have scored more against Pune but the ball just didn’t go in. We will be working hard to better our performance."