ATK-Bagan aim to bounce back
FC Goa will have the chance to move into second spot in the Indian Super League table when they face ATK Mohun Bagan, the current occupants of that slot, in a much-anticipated match in Fatorda on Sunday.
For ATKMB coach Antonio Lopez Habas, a victory will be vital when it comes to catching up with leaders Mumbai City FC at the top, a prospect made bleaker by the defeat to Sergio Lobera’s team in the last match.
“We have to fight,” said Habas. “We have to win every game. We are not thinking about the last match.
“I know that Goa have good players, we also have good players. Now we are ready to fight it out in the 90 minutes in the next match,” he added.
After a poor start to the season, Juan Ferrando’s men have been on a quiet recovery since. Remaining unbeaten in their last four games — they won three of those — has propelled FC Goa to third place. A win on Sunday will put them in the title mix, thus far a two-horse title race between Mumbai City FC and ATKMB.