Hero ISL 2022-23: Erik Paartalu picks Team of Matchweek 4
My team for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) Matchweek 4 goes like this. I've managed to pick four foreigners, and a midfield dominated by Indian players.
I have picked two foreign players in attack with just one foreign defender.
Juan Ferrando was an absolute no-brainer for the head coach role with the game he had to manage and get his boys to play well.
Here is my Team of Matchweek 4:
Laxmikant Kattimani (Hyderabad FC)
I could have chosen any of the goalkeepers from the teams that won or those who played well. TP Rehenesh made the save of the season and Phurba Lachenpa kept a clean sheet in Kerala.
However, FC Goa attacker Alvaro Vazquez was forced to miss the crucial penalty because Laxmikant Kattimani stood on his line. He also made a pivotal save against Edu Bedia in the last minute, which influenced the outcome of the game.
Mehtab Singh (Mumbai City FC)
Mehtab Singh, who was named Hero of the Match after scoring a goal in their match against Kerala Blasters FC, is forming a solid partnership with Rostyn Griffiths, who is helping him a lot.
Peter Hartley (Jamshedpur FC)
Peter Hartley, who is back from injury and has scored a goal, is an easy pick for me.
Akash Mishra (Hyderabad FC)
Akash Mishra had a good game. I liked how he took the quick and flat throw to Bart Ogbeche, who flicked it on the goal that changed the game.
Manvir Singh (ATK Mohun Bagan)
In the Kolkata Derby, Manvir Singh stepped up to score a fantastic goal when his partner, Liston Colaco, was off. Manvir is always thought of as the big man on important occasions, and he showed that.
Hugo Boumous (ATK Mohun Bagan)
Hugo Boumous as the team's number eight was the best player on the pitch by a country mile.
Hitesh Sharma (Hyderabad FC)
Hitesh Sharma never really gets the plaudits and he is having a great season again, does his business well and is quite an achiever alongside Joao Victor.
Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC)
With each game that passes, Farukh is growing and is influential. He has started to shoot from distance while getting stuck in. His knee injury is firmly behind him now.
Nandhakumar Sekar (Odisha FC)
He scored a great goal against Bengaluru FC. I have not seen a ball hit sweeter than that possibly. He whipped in a great cross towards the end of the match on his left foot, and had a great game.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz (Mumbai City FC)
Diaz was up against his old club. It was fun to watch him go down, create, and bundle his way through as he does, he is very scrappy. It was a great goal and a good performance from him.
Javier Siverio (Hyderabad FC)
Javi Siverio, another goal scorer with a good finish. He has a good combination with Bartholomew Ogbeche, and they needed a striker to score goals, he did it.
Head Coach: Juan Ferrando (ATK Mohun Bagan)
Juan Ferrando won the Kolkata Derby, wherein the pressure was always on. He is getting his team to play some really good stuff at the moment.