A win today will catapult the Mariners into the group stages of the competition.
We are just some minutes away before ATK Mohun Bagan Vs Abahani Dhaka match in the final qualifying fixture of the AFC Cup 2022 Preliminary stage. Juan Ferrando’s men emerged victorious against the Sri Lankan Champions Blue Star SC by a scoreline of 5-0 on Tuesday to qualify for playing this fixture. A win against the six-time Bangladeshi champions will catapult the Mariners into the group stage of the competition. ATK Mohun Bagan will be going into this fixture with home advantage as the match will be played at the Yuba Bharat Krirangan in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
After a disappointing show in the recently concluded Indian Super League 2021-22 season, where they were knocked out of the playoffs, Juan Ferrando’s ATKMB will be desperate to make it to the AFC Cup 2022 group stage. They qualified for the AFC Cup qualifiers after finishing second in ISL 2020-21 season.
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ATK Mohun Bagan coach Juan Ferrando shared his thuoghts about the importance of doing well in the AFC Cup. He explained: “We’ll try to do the best tomorrow, win and do the best in the group stages. I trust in this team, they’re a good team and we have good quality players.
“If we’re playing in the next rounds, the experience of these players will get much better. In the end, we can improve as a team and as a club. International competitions are like a university. In school, you learn a lot, but your best moments are in university. The ISL is a good high school, but the AFC is an international competition which is like a university,” he added.
ATK Mohun Bagan captain Pritam Kotal also gave his thoughts on the game against Abahani Dhaka. “I agree with the coach that tomorrow is a final for us before the group games. They are a very good team and we respect them. But we’ll play our football and it should be an exciting game tomorrow and we’ll give our best.”
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