Atletico de Kolkata hammered four goals past the league leaders FC Goa to topple them from the top spot of the Hero Indian Super League on Sunday, as coach Habas points out the mental satisfaction of a clean sheet.
Atletico de Kolkata have finally found an answer to their goal scoring problems with the introduction of the South African Sameehg Doutie in the lineup, who is comfortable to play in any of the three position behind the forward. The South African was again at the centre of things, as defending champions Atletico de Kolkata managed to put four goals past a consistent FC Goa, who conceded four goals for the second time in the season. Doutie, who scored a brace, has been an inspiration for Atletico de Kolkata and since his introduction to the starting eleven, the squad has managed to evoke the perfect response.
Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas, who was evidently elated with his team finally managing to keep a clean sheet, despite his team moving to the top of the standings.
a Ita s the first match where we did not concede any goal. Every time it would be 4-1, 3-2 or 2-1. So ita s very important for me mentally.
a I am very happy for the win especially against the table leaders. Maybe they dominated first five minutes but after that we played fantastic football. Ia m very happy for the players. Goa have been the most consistent sides.a
Habasa attention already on FC Pune City
Habas may have out maneuvered Zico to a fantastic victory over FC Goa, but isn’t going to allow himself to immerse into the celebration as he looks forward to the next game against FC Pune City, who are suffering from a mid season slump after their brilliant start to the season and will look to strike against the inform Atletico de Kolkata.
a Ita s all about team work. We have to play Pune next and thata s the most important game now. Wea ve two games left and the focus is to win both.a
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