Two-time champion Churchill Brothers SC faces a tricky opponent in a youthful Indian Arrows when it opens its campaign in the I-League in Kolkata on Sunday.
Churchill Brothers is eyeing its third trophy in the coming season and head coach Fernando Varela, who was in the Gokulam Kerala FC dugout last season, stressed on the importance of making a winning start.
“It’s important to start well because it gives us confidence right at the start and helps us prepare for the second game. But we have to focus against Indian Arrows and be wary because they are young players who are always up for a fight,” Varela said.
“We will try to show our attacking style but we also have to be very careful if we lose the ball. The players who are not involved directly in the attack will have to try and recover the ball immediately,” he added.