Juan Ferrando, the head coach of ATK Mohun Bagan, acknowledged that the victory over NorthEast United in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Thursday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata was not an easy one. His team prevailed 2-1 over North East United.
NEUFC defender Aaron Evans had just equalised the score after the opponent, Liston Colaco, had scored a goal. Subhasish Bose then scored the game-winning goal late in the play. With their third win of the season, the Mariners have moved up to the second spot in the standings.
Ferrando, who attended the post-match press conference alongside the defender Subhasish Bose, expressed his satisfaction with his team’s triumph while acknowledging the difficulty of the game. The ATKMB coach went on to say that the Highlanders were unlucky at several points throughout the play, despite the fact that the hosts won the match in Kolkata.
The passages below are taken from Ferrando and include: Marco Balbul, who is the head coach of NorthEast United FC, remarked that ATKMB did not merit the three points that they were awarded. What are your thoughts on that matter?
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My primary focus is on contributing to the success of my team. In my view, NorthEast United FC deserves to have an additional four or five points and be placed higher on the table than they currently are. However, they do not have any points at this time. The game required a lot of skill.
It helps to have a strong team as well as a solid plan. In addition to that, they have had a string of unfortunate events. After falling behind 1-0 thanks to Parthib Gogoi, NEUFC had a fantastic opportunity to level the score today, but they ultimately conceded a goal instead of tying the game. Our focus has shifted to the forthcoming match against FC Goa at this point.
What adjustments do you feel are necessary for your squad to make before playing FC Goa? We have anywhere from five to six days to be ready for this match. Since FC Goa has gotten off to a good start this year, there is little doubt that this will be a difficult task. They now have a total of nine points.
They have a number of athletes with talent. The fans will be thrilled to get the opportunity to watch the game in person. There is plenty of time for us to get ready, and I’m crossing my fingers that the guys will. Due to the fact that both squads take great pleasure in using the ball in their games, this contest is sure to be exciting.
Will the game against FC Goa leave a particularly lasting impression on you? I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with FC Goa for one season. Having said that, I am content now that I have arrived here (at ATK Mohun Bagan). I have a lot of wonderful friends, teammates, and other players around me. In Kolkata, I have a good time every day.
What Are Your Thoughts on the Character Liston Colaco?
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What are your thoughts on the character Liston Colaco? Today was the first time he scored all season; previously in the season, he had several chances that he didn’t take advantage of.
It might be difficult for athletes to keep their performance at a high level over the entire season. A dip in performance is something that almost every athlete will go through at some point in their careers.
Liston puts in significant effort in training each and every day, and it is his resilient mindset that makes me happy. This is the most important consideration. The performance capabilities of Liston are well known to everyone. He is getting closer and closer to returning to his normal state.
He needs to pay more attention to a few details. Having said that, it’s only a surgery, so I’m not too worried about it. Liston is going to have to work hard not only for the sake of the squad but also for himself. He is able to make such modifications in order to perfect it.