After suffering their first defeat in the Hero Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata still reign the table with 12 points. Coach Antonio Habas, who served match bans following a halftime quarrel with FC Goa’s Robert Pires, is not at all worried.
“We are playing good football, so we are not worried about the competition. We are still fighting and winning.We have only lost one match so far,That is how football is” said Habas
Although Atletico de Kolkata, boast a solid back four, injury to dependable Denzil Franco has left a gashing hole. Kingshuk, who was at the thick of the action against Chennayin FC, did not perform well.
“We have other defenders as well in the team, so it is not a problem.” the coach said.
After FC Pune City at home, Atletico de Kolkata play two fixtures at their Salt Lake Stadium, but take to the road after them. Reaching the halfway point in their campaign, Atletico de Kolkata is sitting top of the inaugural league and looking favorites to win the inaugural Indian Super League.
“We are professional footballers. We know the format of the tournament, so we don’t worry about playing away matches.” concluded Habas.
Atletico de Kolkata, face a resolute Chennaiyin FC side on the 14th of November