ATK Mohun Bagan can be eager to get again to successful methods once they tackle an unbeaten Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League fixture on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.
ATKMB had been handed their first defeat of the season by Jamshedpur FC earlier this week. However, having received three back-to-back video games earlier than that, the Kolkata-side stay third within the league desk, three factors off Mumbai City on the prime.
On the opposite hand, Hyderabad FC began their season on a successful notice earlier than being held to consecutive attracts within the final two video games towards Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC. They at the moment occupy the sixth spot on the factors desk with 5 factors from three outings.
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Both groups have a number of similarities, from relying on a single objective scorer (Roy Krishna for ATKMB and Aridane Santana for the Nizams) to having an hermetic defence (two groups with the least objectives conceded). Krishna has scored 4 out of the 5 objectives pumped in by ATK Mohun Bagan this season.
ATKMB coach Antonio Habas recognises the necessity for extra gamers to contribute, particularly contemplating his crew is coming off their first defeat of the season towards Jamshedpur FC.
“All players have to collaborate. The idea now is to score goals by more players by collaborating better,” Habas mentioned on the eve of the match.
And whereas ATKMB stays the one crew to not concede from open play this season, they let in two objectives off set-pieces towards JFC, which price them the sport. Habas hopes to enhance on this space forward of their sport towards Hyderabad.
“Last season, we conceded one goal from set-pieces in all matches. Now in one match, we conceded two. I hope we improve on this. The opponents have good players for this situation. I have confidence in my team and I hope this kind of situation will not be repeated,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, the storyline is analogous within the Hyderabad camp. Defensively the aspect has conceded only one, the least within the league, and are but to succumb to a defeat. But their assault is not nice. Aridane stays the lone scorer, having netted each the crew’s objectives.
“It’s true that we have been doing well defensively. But we have to score more goals — that is the target,” Hyderabad FC assistant coach Thangboi Singto mentioned.
“ATKMB is always going to be tough for all the teams because they have depth and strength in every department but what’s most important for us is to look at what we can do better.
“There shouldn’t be a lot weak point in ATKMB. But we’ve got plans the place their weaknesses might be uncovered. We need our gamers to give their 100 hundred p.c. When you give your greatest, the consequence follows,” Singto added.