22/09/21 : ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-6 NASAF FC (FT)
NASAF : Pritam Kotal (OG-4'), Khusain Norchaev (18',21',31'), OYBEK BOZOROV (45+1'), DONIYONRJON NARZULLAEV (71')
ATK MB : Amrinder Singh, Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Sekh Sahil, Lenny Rodrigues, Roy Krishna(c), David Willams, Manvir Singh.
NASAF : Umidjon Ergashev, Khusinddin Alikulov, Dilshod Saitov, Sukhrov Nasrulloev, Sherzod Eshmurodov(c), Abdurakhimov Bakhrom,Sukhrov Nurulloev, Oybek Borozov,Marko Stanojevic, Norchaev Khusain, Akmal Mozgovoy.
REFEREE : HANNA HATTAB (SYRIA).
PIC: AFC MEDIA
FINAL SCORE : ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-6 FC NASAF
90+3': Referee blew the final whistle.
90': 3 minutes added time.
88': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Kauko out, Abhishek in .
87': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Kiyan in , Willams out.
THIS IS SECOND OCCASION WHEN GOALKEEPER OF FC NASAF RECIEVES A BALL
84': A cross from the right by Liston but no ATKMB footballer were there.
81': Chance for Sardor Sadullaev, but he was blocked by Subhasish.
BIGGEST MARGIN DEFEAT IN INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: IN 8TH NOVEMBER, 1999 MOHUN BAGAN LOST AGAINST J LEAGUE SIDE JUBILO IWATA IN ASIAN CUP BY A MARGIN OF 8-0 IN A SECOND ROUND TIE
79': YELLOW CARD: Sardor Sadullaev of Nasaf for rough play.
77': REPLACEMENT NASAF: Golib Gaybullaev in Oybek Bozorov out.
76': REPLACEMENT NASAF: Sardor Sadullaev in Umar Eshmuradov out.
74': Liston's shot of a pass from Willams went wide.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
71': GOAL . FC Nasaf scored the 6th goal. Doniyorjon Narzullaev powerful shot from of a pass from Marko Stanojevic the close ranger finds the target. No ATKMB footballers were there to challange.
68'; A left footed shot from Sherzod Nasrullaev of a cross from Doniyorjon Narzullaev missed the target.
67': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Susairaj in, Manvir out.
65': YELLOW CARD : to Ashutosh for rough play.
62': REPLACEMENT NASAF: Doniyorjon Narzullaev in Sukhrob Nurulloev out.
61': REPLACEMENT NASAF: Nasaf. Doniyorjon Narzullaev in Sukhrob Nurulloev out.
60': A move by Borozov from the left, his shot hit the post. ATKMB survived.
58': Corner from the left by Nasaf.....but McHugh cleared the ball.
56': Chance for Nasaf again, but Amrinder saved the situation.
54': A header from Kaluderovic inside the 18 yards of a cross from the left by Sherzod Nasrullaev saved by Amrinder.
50': ATKMB playing in short passes, though it's hard to come back.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
48': A good effort by Borozov, his shot missed the target.
46': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Liston in, Shahil out.
46': REPLACEMENT NASAF : Andrija Kaludjerovic in Khusain Norchaev out.
46': Second session starts.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-5 FC NASAF
45+3': Referee blew the whistle for half time.
45+1": GOAL . FC Nasaf scored the 5th goal. Bozorov scored of a forward pass from Dilshod Saitov.
45': 3 minutes added time.
42': Penalty missed by Oybek Bozorov, his shot hit the bar.
41': PENALTY for Nasaf, Bakhrom was brought down by Pritam.
40': Oybek Bozorov shot from inside the 18 yards went wide.
37': A combined move by Nasaf but Lenny cleared the ball to safety.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
33': A cross from the right by Willams went straight to Nasaf goalkeeper.
Khusain Norchaev scored Hatrik within a very short time in an important match against ATKMB.
31': GOAL Khusain Norchaev scored the forth goal.He push of a forward pass from Akmal Mozgovoy finds the target.
30': ATKMB surrendered to FC Nasaf had no answer how to control the quick attacks.
26': YELLOW CARD to Subhasish for rough play.
24': Chance for FC Nasaf, Khusain Norchaev failed to touch the ball. ATKMB defense had no answer once again.
20': GOAL FC Nasaf Leading 3-0.Khusain Norchaev scored his second goal of a defection. ATKMB defense was a spectator, had no answer to respond..
18': GOAL . FC Nasaf scored the second goal. Norchaev scored of a pass from the left by Sherzod Nasrullae . 13': A move by Bozorov from the left cleared by Ashutosh out of the danger zone.
11': A long forward pass by Kauko,but Krishna was blocked by Nasaf defenders.
9': A quick attack from the right by Nasaf just missed the target.
6': A cross from Manvir of a pass from Kauko from the right cleared by Nasaf defense.
4': GOAL Nasaf leading..Norchaev corner headed by Carl Mchugh in his own goal. Ball defected of Pritam before
2': A quick attack from Bakhrom, but his shot went to Amrinder.
0': Match started .
AFC CUP INTER ZONAL SEMIFINAL: ATK MOHUN BAGAN VS FC NASAF
WE WILL GIVE HUNDRED PERCENT FOR PROMISING RESULT: ANTONIO HABAS
21.9.21: ATK Mohun Bagan had a practice session on Monday evening after reaching Qarshi from Tashkent two hours late due to delayed flight. The Spanish coach Antonio Habas insisted on physical training and positional football as there was no provision or opportunity for closed-door practice. ATK Mohun bagan will play against FC Nasaf on the 22nd of September in the AFC Cup inter zonal semifinal.
The Head coach of ATK Mohun Bagan, Antonio Habas talked to the club media before the AFC Cup match. He said, No coach in the world can guarantee 'victory'. Our preparation in Dubai has been quite good. We are optimistic about winning. We also have in our mind that our opponent is a strong team but we have the power to defeat Nasaf.
Regarding his opornant FC Nasaf, Antonio Habas said, "They perform well in competitive tournaments. They are quite strong as a competitor. Like us, they have footballers who can change the colour of the match in no time.
While he was discussing regarding the stategy, Antonio Habas said, "Not just wing play, but many factors are there. We have to try to open the mouth of the goal by creating space for the defense of the opponent. For that, we will do everything that needs to be done."
The Spanish coach included some important footballers in the match against FC Nasaf. As he said, "Footballers have to be ready to give their best in any environment. Kauko has already adapted himself to the team. He is a great footballer. Prabir and Soosairaj are both very important footballers. They are also ready. I have not yet decided how long I will keep them on the field. The reason being that they have not been in a competitive match for a long time. I have to choose the first XI considering all the aspects."
Antonio Habas is satisfied with the environment and atmosphere of Qarshi. Though it is hot in the day time but tempereture falls in the evening and it is comfortable to play a good football match.
AFC CUP: ATK MOHUN BAGAN QUALIFIED FOR INTER ZONAL SEMI FINAL. ATK Mohun Bagan will face the winner of FC Nasaf of Uzbekistan and Ahal FK of Turkmenistan in Inter-Zonal Playoff semi final on 22nd September
24.8.21: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS (FT)
BK: JONATHAN RIAS (27')
ATKMB: DAVID WILLAMS (61')
ATKMB: Amrinder Singh, Ausotosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh, David Willams.
BK: Anisur Rahaman, Topu Burman, Sushanta Tripura, Tariq Kaji, Biswanath Ghosh, Khalid Shafiei, Jonathan Reis, Mashuk Zoni, Atikur Rahanman, Raul Oscar, Robson Da Silva.
REFEREE: Qasim Matar (OMAN)
PIC: AFC MEDIA
ATK MOHUN BAGAN QUALIFIED IN THE INTER ZONAL ROUND
Principal Owner ATK Mohun Bagan Sanjiv Goenka's massage:
Very pleased with ATK Mohun Bagans performance in the AFC Cup . Delighted that they have qualified for the knock out stage . A big thank you to all the players , the coach , everyone did a phenomenal job under difficult circumstances . A big thanks to all the fans for their unstinted support .
FULL TIME SCORE: ATKMB 1-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS
90+5': Referee blew the final whistle.
90+3': REPLACEMENT ATKMB Deepak out, Sk Sahil in
90': 5 minutes added time.
89': Subasish handled the ball inside the 18 yards......over looked by Referee.
87': A POINT IS REQUIRED FOR ATKMB TO QUALIFY FOR THE INTER ZONAL ROUND.
85': Manvir's shot of a pass from Colaco missed the target .
84': Robson header hit the post after beating Amrinder........ATKMB survived.
82': A powerful grounder by Robson, Amrinder collects the ball in second attempt.
80': ATKMB 1-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS
79': YELLOW CARD to Rias for rough play against Deepak.
75': REPLACEMENT BASUNDHARA Biswanath out, Ibrahim in.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
72': ATKMB are attacking in search of a goal, while Basundhara relying on counter attacks.
70': Willams's shot of a pass from Lenny saved by Anisur.
67': A move by Subhasish from the left but Biswanath pulled him down.
65': REPLACEMENT BASUNDHARA Biplab in, Atikur out.
64': Robson's cross from the left went far and wide.
61': GOAL ...............David Willams equalised for ATKMB of a brillant pass from Liston Colaco .
60': ATKMB 0-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS
57': ATKMB are in continuous attack but Basundhara Kings looked confident to control the situation.
55': A cross from Ausotosh from the right cleared by Basundhara defense.
52': A good effort by Colaco but Biswanath cleared the ball out of the danger zone.
50': Zoni's free kick cleared by ATKMB defense.
48': YELLOW CARD to Deepak. He fouled Robson, free kick to Basundhara
47': Free kick for ATKMB.....Willams free kick went straight to Anisur.
46': Second session kicks off.
45+2': HALF TIME SCORE: ATKMB 0-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS
45+1': RED CARD to Sushanth Tripura of Basundhara for rough play against Pritam.
45': 2 minutes added time.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
44': YELLOW CARD to Atikur, he pulled down on rushing Manvir.
42': A diving save by Anisur denied a powerful shot from Willams.
39': An effort by Krishna inside the 18 yards but Khalid saved the situation.
38': YELLOW CARD to Zoni for rough play against McHugh.
36': Atikur's free kick cleared by ATKMB defense.
35': Free kick to Basundhara deep inside the ATKMB half, as McHugh handled the ball.
32': Colaco wasted a chance again....hit straight to Anisur of a pass from Ausotosh.
30': ATKMB 0-1 BASUNDHARA KINGS
27': GOAL ...................Basundhara leading, Jonathan Reis's powerful shot from top of the 18 yards beat Amrinder.
24': Free kick for ATKMB just outside the 18 yards. Colaco's shot hit the human wall
23': A brillant effort by Krishna of a pass from Manvir, but missed the target by an inch.
22': A cross pass from the left by Subhasish cleared by Basundhara defense.
19': YELLOW CARD to Biswanath for rough play against Krishna.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
17': A easy chance wasted by Colaco, he failed to convert in open goal of a pass from Willams.
15': ATKMB 0-0 BASUNDHARA KINGS
14': A goal line save by McHugh, he denied Raul to score.
12': YELLOW CARD to Pritam for rough tackle to Tariq.
10': A good move by Colaco inside the 18 yards got past two defenders but finally lost control of the ball.
9': Basundhara playing in short passes inside the ATKMB half.
6': YELLOW CARD to Tariq of Basundhara for rough play against Pritam.
5': Reis's free kick cleared by McHugh.
4': Sushanth was fouled by Colaco, Free kick for Basudhara. 1': A long throw from Ausotosh, cleared by Basundhara defense.
0': Match started at Male, ATKMB kicks off.
21/08/21: MAZIYA RC 1-3 ATK- MOHUN BAGAN (FT)
MRC: AISAM IBRAHIM (25')
ATKMB: LISTON COLACO (47'), ROY KRISHNA (64'), MANVIR SINGH(76')
MRC : Mirzokhid , Abdulla Ahmad, Jesus Blanco, Yaamin Moosa, Odawara Takashi, Hussain Ibrahim, Iruffan Mohamed, Hussain Nihan, Hamza Mohamed, Aisam Ibrahim, Corneluis Exekiel.
ATKMB : Amrinder Singh, Sumit Rathi, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, David Willams, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, Liston Colaco.
REFEREE : TAM PING WUN (HONGKONG)
PIC: AFC MEDIA
FINAL SCORE: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 3-1 MAZIYA RC
90+4': Referee blew the final whistle.
90': 4 minutes added time.
89': Corneluis header of a cross from the right went wide.
88': Attack of Maziya ..... Moosa's powerful shot from the right went wide.
85': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Enson in, Colaco out. 83': ATKMB are in complete command of the situation, the inclusion of Hugo Boumous yield result.
80': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 3-1 MAZIYA RC
78': YELLOW CARD to Moosa for rough tackel against Boumous.
77': Hamja's free kick defected of ATKMB defense and finally cleared by Amrinder.
76': GOAL ..........ATKMB increased the lead. Manvir Singh placed at the far corner of a pass from Boumous.
74': Chance for ATKMB....Krishna after covered a long space hit straight to a Maziya defender.
70': Ibrahim's shot blocked by Pritam, saved the situation.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
69': Maziya are desperate to equalise the goal, had some good moves .
66': Aisham's grounder hit the post. Amrinder had no answer to respond.
64': GOAL ATKMB increased the lead. Roy Krishna scored after a shot from Colaco defected of Maziya goalkeeper.
63': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Willams out, Boumous in
62': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: SK Sahil in, Deepak out.
61': Willams left footed shot of a pass from Lenny went wide.
60': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-1 MAZIYA RC
58': Hamja after got past two ATKMB defender took a prompt shot but Amrinder saved the situation.
55': A good move by Maziya down the middle,but McHugh in control of the situation.
52': A good move by Maziya.... Corneluis shot from top of the 18 yards went wide.
50': Colaco's free kick from the right went wide.
47': GOAL .........ATKMB equalised. Liston Colaco's header of a cross from Ausotosh finds the target.
46': A quick move by Maziya....Hamja's shot missed the target of a pass from Ibrahim.
46': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Ausotosh in , Sumeet out.
46': Second session starts.
45+1': HALF TIME SCORE: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-1 MAZIYA RC
45+1': Referee blew his whistle for half time.
45': 1 minute added time.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
43': Hamja was blocked by Pritam denied to take a shot at goal.
41': YELLOW CARD to Nihan for rough against Krishna.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 MAZIYA RC
39': Colaco shot of a pass from Krishna went over the cross bar.
37': A cross from Ibrahim from the left cleared by McHugh.
35': Colaco had a long run of a forward pass from Lenny, but the ball rolled over the goal line.
33': ATKMB are trailing by a goal yet to create a positive chance to score.
30': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-1 MAZIYA RC
30': Colaco's free kick punched away by Mirzokhid.
29': Krishna was fouled by Abdulladeep inside the Maziya half, free kick to ATKMB.
27': A chance for Maziya again.......Hamja's cross from the right went dangerously in front of the goal.
25': GOAL..............Maziya scored, Aisam scored of a pass from Hamza from the right, defenders are not in their position.
PIC: AFC MEDIA
24': A free kick from Willam, cleared by Maziya defense.
23':Free kick to ATKMB... Coloco brought down by Takashi.
22': A counter move by ATKMB.....Subasish's cross of a pass from Colaco cleared by Maziya defense.
21': Maziya playing in short passes inside the ATKMB defense.
18': Colaco failed to control a pass from Krishna, ball cleared by Maziya defense.
15': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 MAZIYA RC
14': Mirzokhid saved a shot of Krishna of a cross from Manvir from the right.
11': Pritam's cross from the right of a pass from Colaco went to Majiya's goalkeeper.
8': Amrinder saved a chance for Majiya. Pritam's flick of a corner from Hussain went towards goal .
7': YELLOW CARD to Deepak for rough tackle to Ibharim.
6': Lenny's left footed long ranger went straight to Majiya's goalkeeper 4': Krishna push went inside the goal of a pass from Willams but Referee declared Krishna as off side.
3': A corner by Liston from the right cleared by Blanco.
1': Manvir unable to got past a Maziya defender, ball cleared to safety.
0': Match started at Male, ATKMB kicks off
STAT : This will be the 5th AFC Cup meeting between Indian team ATK Mohun Bagan and Maldivian team Maziya Sports where Maziya won the last 2 matche, lost 1 and drew 1.
STAT : ATK MOHUN BAGAN managed their first clean sheet in 12 Games in AFC CUP in their 2-0 victory over Bengaluru FC in first Game. Once before they have managed to keep 2 clean sheet in the Competition.
AFC CUP 2021 - GROUP-D ATK MOHUN BAGAN
AFC CUP (GR-D) : 18/8/21: ATK- MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 BENGALURU FC (FT)
SCORER: ROY KRISHNA (37'), Subhasish Bose (46')
ATKMB :Amrinder Singh, Sumit Rathi, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, Carl McHugh, Hugo Boumous, David Willams, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna.
BFC :Gurpreet Singh, Alan Costa, Sarthak Golui, Yroundu King, Suresh Singh, Ajay Chetri, Jayesh Rane, Sunil Chetri, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Augusto, Roshan Singh.
REFEREE : MD HASAN (JORDAN).
FULL TIME : ATK MOHUN BAGAN WIN 2-0 OVER BENGALURU FC IN GROUP-D AFC CUP FIRST MATCH.
80': SCORE LINE: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 BENGALURU FC
76': Aimless free kick of Cleiton went wide over Amriner singh of ATKMB.
70': corner for ATK MB. Short corner of Boumous to Roy Krishna but no score.
81': Foul to hugo Boumous of ATK MB.
56': Corner for Bengaluru FC. Corner kick cleared from ATKMB bo.
45' SCORE LINE: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 BENGALURU FC
46': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-0 Subhasish Bose scored for ATK MB. Boumas free kick went to David Williams and he passed to Subhasish and Subhasish finished well.
46': 2ND HALF MATCH STARTS NOW.
HALF TIME SCORE: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 BENGALURU FC
45+1': Referee blew his whistle for Half Time.
45': ! minute added time.
44': A long throw by sarthak but Willams cleared the ball.
40': BFC is playing in short passes inside the ATKMB half trying to create opening.
37': GOAL ...........Roy Krishna scored of a pass from Subasish . Subasish passes the ball to Krishna of a corner from Boumous from the right.
32': Boumous shot of a pass from Krishna from the left saved by Gurpreet.
30': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
30': Roshan's shot defected of Pritam went over the goal line for a corner.
28': BFC playing in short passes while ATKMB had some good chances to score.
25': Cleiton's free kick went straight to Amrinder.
24': Suresh was fouled by Lenny , free kick to BFC.
23': A beautiful angular pass by Boumous but Krishna was a bit slow in reacting.
21': A corner by Subasish from the left cleared by BFC defense.
20': A solo effort by Boumous got past King and Sarthak but Gurpreet punched the ball away for a corner.
19': Udanta's cross from the right of a pass from Sunil cleared by McHugh.
17': A good move by Subasish, got past two defenders but Suresh cleared the ball finally.
15': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
13': A forward pass from Pritam to Willams but he failed to control the ball, cleared by Suresh.
11': A good move by Manvir down the right but King cleared the ball to safety.
9': YELLOW CARD to Cleiton Augusto for rough play against Boumous.
7': A forward pass from Sunil to Jayesh, but Lenny in control of the situation.
5': Roshan's long ranger of a pass from Jayesh went wide.
3': Manvir's cross cleared out of the danger zone by King.
2': Deepak's header of a free kick from Boumous went wide.
1': Free kick to ATKMB, Willams brought down by Sarthak.
0': Match started at Male, BFC kicks off.
RECORDS : IN AFC CUP HOME MATCH ON 14TH MARCH 2017 BENGALURU FC BEAT ATK MOHUN BAGAN 2-1. SUNIL CHHETRI AND SANDESH JHINGAM SCORED FOR BENGALURU FC AND KATSUMI YUSA SCORED FOR ATKMOHUN BAGAN.
RECORDS : HIGHEST MARGIN WIN 5-0 BY ATK MOHUN BAGAN AGAINST BENGALURU FC IN I-LEAGUE 23 APRIL 2016.
RECORDS : HIGHEST MARGIN WIN OF BENGALURU FC 4-2 IN SUPER CUP AGAINST ATK MOHUN BAGAN 17TH APRIL 2018.
AFC CUP 2021 - BENGALURU FC IS A TOUGH OPPORNANT: HABAS
16.8.21: ATK Mohun Bagan will face the challenge of Bengaluru FC in their first match of AFC cup on 18th of August. After arriving at Male on Saturday night the Mariners had their practice at the artificial track on Sunday evening. Maldives is now flooded with tourists as it is one of the favorite and pictureos destination for the tourist. ATK Mohun Bagan is staying in a hotel in Male island which is about twenty minutes from the practice ground.
Bengaluru FC is quite a familiar opportant of ATK Mohun Bagan with an impressive records in the previous matches. Though Antonio Habas, the Spanish coach is quite aware of the strength of Bengaluru FC. In an interview with the ATK Mohun Bagan media, Antonio Habas said, "Bengaluru has signed a number of new foreign footballers. The coaching staff has also changed. As a result, there has been a difference regarding the strength. The match will be very tough. The biggest thing is that we know each other and have played a lot of matches. If we want to win, we have to fight till the last minute. The results of the past matches will remain history. In reality, every match is a new challenge. It is a new environment, a new field. We have to adapt quickly. The fate of the match will depend a lot on all this. Most of all, it's an international tournament. Everyone will desperately try to establish themselves. ”
Bengaluru FC in the qualifying match against Eagles on Sunday evening won by a solitary goal and entered in Group D to play against Maziya, ATK Mohun Bagan and Basundhara Kings.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN ANNOUNCES THE SQUAD FOR AFC CUP
14.8.21: ATK Mohun Bagan reached Male today afternoon to participate in the AFC Cup. The ATK Mohun Bagan team management today announced a list of 21 footballers who will play the Group league matches.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN SQUAD: Arindam Bhattacharja, Amrinder Singh, Abhilash Paul, Pritam Kotal, Lenn Rodgigues, Subhasish Bose, Ausotosh Mehta, Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh, Deepak Tangri, Sumit Rathi, Sekh Sahil, Bidyananda Singh, Abhishek Suryabanshi, Kiyan Nasiri, Enjon Singh, Ricky, Sabong, Roy Krishna, Carl Mchugh, David Willams, Hugo Boumous.
HEAD COACH: Antinio Habas Lopas.
The Finnish midfeilder Joni Kauko are not included in the squad. The Spanish coach Antonio Habas rely on the combination between Roy Krishna and David Willams.
ATK Mohun Bagan will play the first match against the winners of Bengaluru FC and Eagles at the National stadium at Male.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN WILL LEAVE FOR MALE ON SATURDAY
13.8.21: ATK Mohun Bagan will leave for Maldives on Saturday morning to play AFC Cup after a two weeks long close door practice at the practice ground of Yubabharati Kriangan.
Antonio Habas concentrated on physical fitness of the footballers as well as practised passing and positional football. The Spanish coach is satisfied with the condition of the team and are confident to do well at Maldives.
The important footballers of the squad Roy Krishna, Hugo Boumous and Pritam Kotal expressed their views before AFC Cup.
Roy Krishna: "I will play in the AFC Cup for the first time. It is a golden opportunity to establish the club on the map of Asia. I have no idea about the opponent team. However, the clubs of all the countries will be prepared. I am also helpful that our team will do well. Our first goal is to go to the next round. "
Hugo Boumous: "I am thrilled to think that I am going to play an International Tournament wearing the Jersey of a traditional club. I am waiting to play wearing the green-maroon jersey. The first match is very important in any tournament. If we can win, it will be easy to move forward. "
Amrinder Singh: "I have played twice in the AFC Cup in another club's jersey. We have been runners-up once. This time we are going to Maldives to become the champion. The way we have prepared and as we have a strong team, we have a chance to become champions."
Pritam Kotal: "I have played AFC Cup twice. Once we have reached the second round. This time our club is stronger. We have seven footballers from the national team. The best foreigners are in the team. We will play to become champion."
I WILL ADAPT THE PLAYING STYLE OF ATK MOHUN BAGAN
9.8.21: The Finnish midfeilder Joni Kauko joined the Indian Super League club ATK Mohun Bagan after playing in Euro Cup.
In an interview with ATK Mohun Bagan media Joni Kauko said he had many options but he wanted something different at this moment in his career so, at the end, ATKMB was an easy decision and also the road he wanted to try. He have never been to India before, and that’s one of the reason why he is here now. Kauko had no idea where he is going but now he is really happy to see that everyone is accepting him well here.
Joni Kauko was impreseed by Antonio Habas's coaching and his team. He added, " We have been training hard for a while now, which is a good thing and I hope I will adapt well to his playing style. I can see his passion for football and that’s always a thing that I respect. I haven’t seen any of the other teams but I believe we have a very strong squad. Good mix of different types of players who can bring a lot of quality on the pitch."
Joni Kauko has the experience of playing in Euro Cup and now he is getting ready for the AFC Cup. While answering he said, Of course, when you play in big tournaments at high level, it will help you to bring along some of that experience and I hope I am able to help the whole group with the experience that I have."
The Finnish midfeilder was in the first match against Denmark in the Euro Cup. He saw Cristian Erikson, suffered an heart attack inside the playing arena. But he is now glad to see Erikson has recovered.