The Sourav Ganguly co-owned franchisee Atletico de Kolkta, was the first to ring bells by the signing of Luis Garcia, following that pattern the club has also excited everyone by training in Spain.

The franchisee from the dazzling city of Kolkata, harnessed their ties with Atletico de Madrid to its fullest, attaining a pre-season tour in Spain. 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.

“It is a really nice experience for me to train in Spain, one of the hubs of European Football” said Sanju Pradhan in an interaction with The Hard Tackle’s Boudhayan Sarbajna 

” We have top gear facilities here in Spain and everything is just great” 

Atletico de Kolkata’s marquee player is none other than the Liverpool veteran, Luis Garcia. Garcia, played his role to perfection in his days, representing the red side of Merseyside.

“It my dream, that has come true, plying my trade with the likes of Luis Garcia, playing alongside him. He is a big big player and we all know that” said Sanju, who also plays as a Winger, for his parent club, Dempo.

“Luis Garcia is a very modest and a humble man. I was personally scared, about his treatment with us, but he is very down to earth. He is a very simple man. I’m happy that i am in the same team as him.” said Sanju, who is familiar with Kolkata’s football fever, having played for Indian Giants East Bengal.

Arriving by the end of this week, The Hard Tackle understands that Atletico de Kolkata will host Calcutta League Champions, East Bengal. These fixtures will serve as a ground to test links and boding in the squad.

Atletico de Kolkata, start their Indian Super League campaign on 12th October, playing host to UAE bound Mumbai City FC.