ATK Mohun Bagan are the so-called defending champions of the Indian Super League 2020-21, as ATK won the title last year, before being merged with Mohun Bagan. Meanwhile, FC Goa are yet to win their maiden ISL, while they are currently placed fifth.
As the race for the top stop continues for ATK Mohun Bagan, they get set to take on FC Goa in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL), at the Fatorda Stadium in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. While ATK are currently placed on the third spot, Goa are in the fifth place.
Ahead of the game, ATK Mohun Bagan's head coach Antonio López Habas was wary of the side's lacklustre outing in the last two games, resulting in a loss against Jamshedpur FC and a draw against Hyderbad FC. However, he was confident of the side, presenting their best performance in the coming days.
"The problem is not about two or three players, but the condition of the players after eight months without football. Some players have injuries and we are now in the process of recovering the players to their best possible condition," said Habas during the pre-match press conference.
"I think the best of ATK Mohun Bagan can be seen in January because until now we have had a lot of problems with injured players. We don't have fully fit players. I think, by January, we can have our players in the best possible condition," Habas added.
"I don't think only one or two players determine their (FC Goa's) performance. It's the collective effort of the team. Goa has good players and a good team, as do ATK Mohun Bagan. You can win a match by scoring goals, not with possession," concluded Habas.
As of now, ATK have registered three wins from five games, while they have a goal difference of three. As for Goa, they have just a couple of wins in five matches, along with two draws and a loss, while they have a goal difference of two.
Watch Habas's full press conference here:
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Last Updated Dec 15, 2020, 9:38 PM IST