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‘This is just start for Bashundhara’

  • Published at 09:13 pm July 25th, 2019
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Bashundhara Kings players celebrate winning the BPL in Nilphamari Thursday Dhaka Tribune

Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon expects more successes next season, saying the latest title is only the start for Bashundhara Kings

Bashundhara Kings head coach Oscar Bruzon was seemingly in an emotional mood after guiding his big-spending side to the Bangladesh Premier League title on their debut season. 

The Spanish coach expects more successes next season, saying the latest title is only the start for Bashundhara.

Bruzon, who helped Maldives outfit New Radiant Sporting Club to the treble last season, said after Thursday's game against Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, “I’m under emotion with this success. I’m very happy as it was too hard and too long to win the championship. This is just start for Bashundhara and we are not here to win only this title but also we are expecting more success from the next season.

“It’s pressure being here and winning the title but again let’s enjoy it now and let’s be strong we have exposure in international contest next season.”

Bruzon also talked about Thursday's draw. 

“It was too tough game. I think Mohammedan would be among top two or three sides in the second leg. I’m really impressed by their game. They played better in the first 15 minutes but after 20 minutes we got a better idea of the game and started taking control,” said Bruzon.

One of the top local performers in midfield in this season, Masuk Mia Joni said, “This is the first time I won league title. We could have won it earlier but couldn’t do it after losing against Sheikh Russel [Krira Chakra]. It’s good that we can now celebrate the title at our home ground.”

It was also the first premier league title for goalkeeper and Independence Cup hero Anisur Rahman Zico. 

Zico said, “Like the team I also tasted the championship title first time. It can’t be expressed in words. I gave my best to help the side and waited throughout the season for this day.”

Hemanta Vincent Biswas tasted the first premier league title with Abahani in 2016 where the Sky Blues became unbeaten champion. 

The midfielder said, “This time I won it with the Kings. Winning trophy is always pleasing. This club have done everything for the players so it was our duty to repay the faith with the title.”