ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United 1-1 Bengaluru FC, Five Talking Points
#4 Bengaluru missing Miku
Right from the moment the referee got the game away it seemed evident that Bengaluru was sort of missing something in their gameplay. Sunil Chhetri played as main target man instead of his favoured left wing, and it didn't seem to be working on the night for the Blues from Bangalore. While Chhetri has had tremendous success playing in the number nine position, he has of late prefer the left flank more.
Miku's absence was felt in the way Bengaluru went about in attack as they lacked a proper target man. His ability to get past defenders with the support from Chhetri and Udanta from the flanks is what was missing in today's game for Bengaluru. Francisco Hernandez who played in the left side had a torrid time getting past the likes of Lakhra and Redeem.
Miku is also such a player whose presence instils a certain amount of fear in the mind of the opponents, and that was another significant aspect which was missing from their game today.