Majumder: Feeling of being a champion is unlike any other
Debjit Majumder stood tall in Atlético de Kolkata’s goal as Jose Molina’s men beat Kerala Blasters FC 4-3 on penalties to win their second Hero Indian Super League trophy in three years. At the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday, when full-time (1-1) and extra time failed to decide the winner, and in penalty shoot-out Kerala took a 2-0 lead, things looked really bleak for the visitors. However, they came back in magnificent fashion, and at 3-3, Majumder brilliantly stopped the experienced Cedric Hengbart to set the stage for Jewel Raja to score the winning penalty. The goalkeeper spoke to indiansuperleague.com after ATK’s triumph. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
You were the penalty shoot-out hero, how did it feel?
It felt great and I’m really happy that my save contributed in making us champions and it just feels great.
How did it feel before the match to play in this stadium?
It felt great. Because to play in a stadium like this is what every player wants, no player likes to play in empty stadiums. There was a great atmosphere here today and whenever Kerala Blasters play, the crowd comes in great numbers, hats off to them.
What are your thoughts on the Kerala team?
They have a great team and that’s why they came into the final. Hard luck to them but we are happy because we are now champions.
ATK are now two time winners but this is your first ISL trophy, how are you feeling?
The feeling of being a champion is unlike any other, the hard work of several days has been a success tonight, whatever work we have done in the last four months has been a success.