Indian Tremendous League (ISL) facet, ATK Mohun Bagan head coach, Juan Ferrando has reiterated that they aren’t the favourites to progress from their group as they put together to begin their AFC Cup 2022 marketing campaign.
ATK Mohun Bagan have been drawn in Group D of the 2022 AFC Cup together with fellow Indian facet, Gokulam Kerala FC, Bangladesh Premier League champions, Bashundhara Kings and Maziya who’re the winners of the Maldives’ Dhivehi Premier League.
Regardless of taking part in at dwelling within the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata and with a crowd capability of 40,000 allowed for the video games – Ferrando doesn’t consider that his facet go into the group video games because the favourites.
“We’re proud of the expectations. However we aren’t favourites. All the opposite three groups are champions (of their respective leagues) however we aren’t. We completed in third place within the final ISL. Perhaps the expectations are excessive as a result of ATKMB have a giant identify and an excellent squad, that is my viewpoint,” he stated at a press convention.
“After all, it is wonderful to play all our matches at dwelling. The supporters are near the group, gamers. It is benefit sure, however on the pitch it is XI versus XI. We’ve got a variety of respect for all of the three groups — they’re all champions of their respective leagues,” the Spaniard added.
The Mariners will open their marketing campaign towards Gokulam Kerala FC on Wednesday, 18 Might with the match scheduled to kick-off at 4:30pm IST.