Mohun Bagan Super Giant head coach Juan Ferrando stated that his team is totally focused on getting all three points against Bengaluru FC in their second home game in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, in Kolkata, on Wednesday.

The Mariners started their 2023-24 season with a comfortable win against Punjab FC. Ferrando’s men would like to continue the momentum, which will boost their confidence moving forward in a long season.

“I think it's necessary to control a lot of details in ourselves, more than Bengaluru FC. It's very important we keep our plan in mind because I hope at the end of the match, we have success,” Ferrando stated in the pre-match press conference.

When asked if his team are on the right track, Ferrando said: “It's necessary for this club improve our style, our methodology, and also improve our players. But we need time. At this moment, no time exists. But I'm happy because the players lineups, substitutions, players of the squad. All the time, they are ready to push the team and so this is the most important. This is basic thing, if the players they continue in this way, they work like a team. Then, day by day, sure, we can improve a lot of things, and I hope the results will be good results in future,” he explained.

Mohun Bagan Super Giant are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak in the ISL with four wins and three draws. They are also unbeaten in their last four home games. On the other hand, Bengaluru FC have won just won a single match in their last seven outings against the Mariners. Ferrando started with a frontline of Dimitri Petratos and Jason Cummings against Punjab FC and was asked to comment on the attacking partnership between the Australian duo.

He said: "The most important thing is that the players are working in one plan. Sometimes, it's necessary to change the plan and you can have success and sometimes not. Sometimes its necessary to find the best moment. For Dimitri (Petratos) and all other players, my target is they improve the performance, not only their physical condition because they are ready to help the team. Obviously, all the players in Mohun Bagan, they have a lot of talent. This is the truth. This is reality. They have a lot of talent. But the most important is use this talent for the team. At the moment, in every match, the players are showing the talent for help the team, and this is our task to continue working in the same way."

Anirudh Thapa also accompanied Ferrando in the pre-match press conference. The midfielder stated there is healthy competition within the squad and that players are helping each other improve.

“I know there are players who are working really hard to be in that position to play, and obviously we as players also we are having good, healthy competition on the field because every day we are pushing for our spots, and the bonding is also good. So, I think each and every one is helping other players to give the best for the team,” Thapa said.