Chennaiyin FC face Atletcio de Kolkata, in a top of a table clash. While Chennaiyin boasts a full strength squad, Atletico de Kolkata lacks talisman Fikru and coach Antonio Habas, both facing bans.
“Atlético de Kolkata are a very good team,“They are a good squad, and they are on the top of the table.” said Chennaiyin FC’s coach Marco Materazzi
“Fikru cannot play because he is suspended, but this is not better for my team,Luis Garcia is a very strong player. We have to stop him,” he added.
Materazzi defended his sides counter attacking approach, he said, “We could score ten goals tomorrow. It is not just counter-attacking football,We have a strategy in mind and we score. When we score, I am very happy.”
Meanwhile Jeje, emphasized on the importance of this match, he said “This is a very important match for us. We have to take three points,”
“We had some lows against Delhi Dynamos FC but we dug in and won against Mumbai City. This will give us immense confidence ahead of the Kolkata game.” he added.
“Marco and Elano are very good footballers. They are helping Indian players and we can learn a lot from them,” explained Jeje, when inquired about the role of foreign players
“He’s a great guy and very a good player. He is easy to understand and when he gets the ball he can do anything with it.” commented Jeje on Elano, while talking to ISL Media Team