Mumbai: Because the 2023-24 season approaches, the Mumbai Metropolis FC First Group together with Des Buckingham and the workers travelled to Thailand on Saturday, July 15 as a part of the squad’s pre-season preparations. The crew will arrange their base in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 15 to August 1.
Des Buckingham’s Mumbai Metropolis ended the 2022-23 season on the pinnacle of Indian soccer with a record-breaking league marketing campaign, that noticed them clinch the ISL League Winner’s Defend in a mere 18 video games, registering an unprecedented 46 factors. Additionally they marked their place within the historical past books by reaching the longest successful streak within the league of 11 consecutives and 18 video games undefeated amongst breaking many different all-time ISL data. The Islanders additionally secured their return to Asia’s premier membership competitors, the AFC Champions League.
“Trying again on final season, I’m extraordinarily pleased with how we have now progressed as a membership. To stay unbeaten over 18 video games and safe the Indian Tremendous League Defend was a beautiful achievement. Nevertheless it was the way by which the crew performed that was probably the most pleasurable half, breaking many league data and gamers expressing themselves so nicely,” stated the Islanders’ Head Coach.
“We should now flip our consideration to the brand new season and the membership has once more been very supportive in our efforts to organize for a brand new and thrilling marketing campaign. We’re all wanting ahead to beginning our pre-season right here in Thailand tomorrow as we glance to construct and evolve our sport. We then begin our new journey with the Durand Cup earlier than we prepared ourselves for the ISL amd AFC Champions League.,” added the 38-year outdated Englishman forward of his crew’s sojourn in Bangkok.
Membership CEO Kandarp Chandra outlined the targets behind the crew’s coaching camp in Thailand with an emphasis set on carrying ahead the momentum from the success of final season. “As we start one other season, our objective shall be to copy the success of the final season and take it even additional. We now have assembled a gifted squad that possesses the potential to not solely compete however thrive within the challenges that lie forward of us.”
“We’ve picked Bangkok as our vacation spot of selection as a result of it permits us to coach in the best climate situations away from Mumbai’s monsoons and also will assist the squad put together higher. Our head coach, Des, and his devoted workers are dedicated to extracting the easiest from this distinctive group of gamers and I want him and the squad the easiest on this pre-season camp.”, stated Kandarp Chandra.
The Islanders’ pre-season preparations shall be adopted by the 132nd Durand Cup that’s set to begin on August third.