Bibiano Fernandes congratulates Bikash Yumnam after selected for the Gurdian’s Prestigious NextGen 2020 list
The 17 years old Bikash Yumnam is been selected as the Gurdian’s Prestigious NextGen 2020 list. The criteria of the list is 60 best players in the world born in 2003.
Bikash Yumnam’s coach Bibiano Fernandes told The AIFF.com about his journey.
Bibiano Fernandes says Bikash Yumnam was one of the first names on the team sheet
“At the AFC U-16 Championship, he was one of the first names on the team sheet. He grew with every game he played as we made it to the last eight. He was important for one more quality — his long throws, which was as good as a corner or cross for us. We missed him in the quarterfinals as he always gave us an advantage and if he was there, perhaps it could have been a different story.” Bibiano Fernandes told the AIFF.Com.
Bibiano Fernandes says Bikash Yumnam was struggling at his early days then he adapted the system
“When he joined the National Camp for the first time, he was struggling a bit to match the intensity levels in training. However, I could see that he was technically advanced and he had the hunger to play in the national team. Gradually, he adapted to our training and after 1-2 months, he became a starting XI player for almost all matches.”Bibiano Concluded.