Antonio Lopez Habas bullish on Roy Krishna
ATK Mohun Bagan will hope star striker Roy Krishna returns to the scoresheet as they lock horns with NorthEast United FC in a tough ISL VII match at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on
The Fijian started the season on a high, scoring five goals in as many matches but only to hit a slump as he’s yet to score a goal in his last three appearances.
The Antonio Lopez Habas-coached side has struggled to get going against a dominant Chennaiyin FC in their previous match and settled for a goalless draw. The result was mainly due to some heroic efforts from goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya who has kept as many as six clean sheets in the ISL.
But the Spaniard is not overly worried and backed Krishna to come good soon. “I would have been worried if we didn’t create chances to score but in football, you can do something in one situation and cannot do that in another. In football, all situations are different during the 90 minutes,” Habas said on Saturday.
“I have to analyse the performance of the whole team and not just Roy Krishna in the last matches. The team’s behaviour and performance is 100 per cent. Roy Krishna can score goals but more important is the team’s attitude and overall performance.”
SC East Bengal on Saturday announced the signings of defenders Raju Gaikwad and Ankit Mukherjee for the rest of the season. Gaikwad was with Kerala Blasters last season.
SC East Bengal take on Odisha FC on Sunday.