Bashundhara Kings returned home with a point against Mohun Bagan in India. The second leg match in the group stage of the AFC Cup is therefore very important for the Bangladeshi club. Bashundhara has no chance to think about anything other than winning the match between the two teams on their own ground if they want to get the top spot in the group on Tuesday. Oscar Brujon’s team is going to the field with the goal of three points in the 8 pm match at Kings Arena.
Mohun Bagan is at the top of AFC Cup ‘D’ group with 7 points from three matches. Kings are in second place with 4 points in the match. Highlighting the current situation at a press conference on Monday, Kings coach Brujon Ladaku hinted at football, saying, ‘It’s our fourth game, the group is open. In the current state of the group, the team can go up or down through the results. We are looking forward to playing fighting football and topping this group.’
The Spanish coach is not underestimating the opponent Mohun Bagan, ‘We know what kind of team Mohun Bagan is – their strength, their current position in the ISL and AFC Cup. Knowing the strength and potential of Pratiksha, we look ahead with excitement, want to match our game and get positive results. I feel everyone in the country is on our side.’
Bruzhan are looking forward to take the advantage of playing at their home ground. That’s why he doesn’t see an option to be aggressive, ‘The goal I told to get 3 points in India, has not been fulfilled. But now I think we have a chance to get it, as we will be playing at home. Tomorrow (today) we will have the opportunity to play at home. You also say that they are probably the best team in South Asia; They play in the most competitive league in the region. But we will also play aggressively.’
Kings’ Brazilian captain Robinho is no less confident. In addition to the coach, he himself said so straightforwardly, ‘It is a difficult match, but the previous match we played outside the country; I showed that we had a chance to win. Now we will play in our own field. Our aim is to play a great match and get 3 points, which is important for us.’
Mohun Bagan’s coach and captain also spoke optimistically about the victory. However, it can be said in advance that the floodlight match at the Kings Arena is going to be a frenzy.