Not thinking about this win now, our focus is on the next six matches: ATK Mohun Bagan’s Juan Ferrando

ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando was pleased with the way his team executed their game plan as they extended their unbeaten streak to eleven matches following a 3-1 win against NorthEast United FC in Match 89 of the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Margao, Goa on Saturday.

Although VP Suhair (17') put the Highlanders in front, the Mariners went into the break with a 2-1 lead with goals by Joni Kauko (22') and Liston Colaco (45') before Manvir Singh (52') sealed the affair early in the second half.

Match Report: ATK Mohun Bagan beat NorthEast United FC to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches

The win takes ATK Mohun Bagan second with 26 points from 14 games, which is two less than what leaders Hyderabad have played, while NorthEast United remains bottom with 10 points after 17 games.

Ferrando addressed the media after the game.

Here are some excerpts from his press conference:

The way your team came back after conceding a goal. Are you happy with the final result?

For us, there are still six games to go. So currently my feeling is that I am thinking about the next game. To be honest, the coaching staff and players are ready for the next match. We have enough for the time to recover as the next game is on Tuesday. Our focus is on the future, not thinking about this night now. 

What is the conversation you had with Liston Colaco before the game?

Nothing, the conversation with all the players is the same. We talked about the tactical points. Because at the end different style different methodology. For me the most important is the players step by step try to understand the concepts about transitions and spaces. It's not so easy but happy because all the coaching staff and players, want to work with my style and this is the most important. 

What’s the latest news on Hugo Boumous and Carl McHugh?

For me, they are very important players Carl, Hugo, Willie, Roy, and the players are important for me. But for me, the most important thing is now to think about the squad. Of course, I am upset if Hugo is not here but we have Joni Kauko. If Carl was here it would be perfect for me because it for me he is like my coach inside the pitch but if Carl is not ready, we have Lenny Rodrigues and Deepak Tangri. And I am happy because sometimes it’s necessary to change some details and plan.

 

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