ISL: New Hyderabad FC coach Marquez ready to thrive under pressure

Kolkata, September 4 : He’s big shoes to fill however Hyderabad(Hyd) FC’s new coach Manuel Marquez is prepared to take (2) the challenge head on & feels the stress to do could bring out the finest in him & his own side when they take (2) the ground within the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Previous UD Las Palmas coach Marquez has been appointed in a hurry after Hyderabad(Hyd)’s preparation for the season has been disrupted by Albert Roca’s call to vacate the character of the head coach & becomes FC Barcelona 1st tandem’s new fitness coach after he has been offered the job by this Catalan giants.

“When you arrive in a new club, it’s always a big responsibility. We’re habituated to taking over as the new head coach 2 mos before the starting of the Championship in Spain. In this complaint, it’s quite challenging too. However I really know what this project in Hyderabad(Hyd) is exactly & so we’re equipped for the season,” Marquez informed IANS in an interview on Fri..

The beginners of Indian football completed rock-bottom in their own entry season last time, managing only 10 points from 18 matches. From afterwards, the tandem Mgmt joined hands with German football giants Borussia Dortmund (BVB) past month in a bid to strengthen their own academy structure along with guiding the club’s coaches on coaching education.

Inquired in case there going to be stress on the 51-year-old replacing Roca who’ll as of now be part of Barcelona 1st tandem coaching employees & has also tasted success in Indian football, Marquez stated: “I like the stress. In case you’ve stress, it means that you’re in for a nice challenge & I’m sure that our work (5) going to be great. We’ll put in a plenty of passion & we need our fans to be proud of us. For me, one such key elements is that all this citizens, the fans, players, employees, & the board have to go within the same direction.”

Roca guided Bengaluru FC to a historical AFC Cup final in 2016 & also helped the ISL side approach the final of the league.

In Hyderabad(Hyd) FC, Roca handpicked the players before his own switch to Barcelona.

“Yes, Albert chose the players, however they’re actually great players & all this coaches need these kinds of players in their own tandem,” stated Marquez who’s performed with a no. of top La Liga coaches, involving current CD Leganes manager Javier Aguirre & previous Barcelona & Real Betis coach Quique Setien.

“I really know all this employees as well, & Xavi (Gurri) the assistant coach was with the tandem within the ISL last season. For me, I’ll have to surely adapt to India(In), the habits, the players, and so on. However this is the same that happens in each tandem even in Spain.

“When you look in it, it’s not the same to train in Espanyol (Barcelona) & afterwards in Las Palmas (Canary Islands) (or) even in Croatia. I’m sure that we’ll enjoy this experience & the season going to be quite great. The only thing that is various this yr. & season is the COVID-19 epidemic, tragically. However this issue is present within the overall globe, not only in India(In) & we’ve to learn to co-exist with it.”

Marquez furthermore stated ISL is quite famous in Spain.

“Firstly, I need to say that ISL is quite popular in my nation. There have been a plenty of Spanish players in ISL & within the I-League too. I’m a part of it as of now. It means that I’m a professional & I’ve to really know the maximum things regarding the groups, their own players, the facilities, the stadiums, & I’m happy because the club is contributing me in all this ways.”