Hailing from a Football fanatic city of Kolkata, Atletico de Kolkata has already an added advantage, of home support. Links with Atletico de Madrid resulted in their presentation at half time in Madrid, where Atletico Madrid played hosts to Celta Vigo. The Sourav Ganguly co-owned franchisee has been in Spain for a month long training regime, training at the Spanish Club’s Los Ángeles de San Rafael training center just outside of Madrid.
The Spanish Diaries, are sure to set in more professional attitude, team chemistry and bonding within the ranks. Win in friendlies abroad, have also amounted to gained confidence and character.
Returning home by the end of this week, Atletico De Kolkata has ensured that their chemistry bud in India too.
The Hard Tackle understands that Atletico De Kolkata are set to play friendlies against other Kolkata based clubs such as East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Tollygunj Agragami. Partaking in a fanatic last day of the Kolkata league, East Bengal and Tollygunj faced each other in a fixture which would decide eventual champions, while Mohun Bagan had an outside chance of stealing the cup. East Bengal clinched the tie and became winners.
Each of these three teams provide different challenges to the Kolkata based Franchisee. All of these three fixtures are set to be an eye-candy for the people of Kolkata.
Atletico De Kolkata begin their Indian Super League journey by facing a hefty looking Mumbai City FC, in their opening fixture on the 12th of October.