The Spaniard is confident his team can beat anyone on the playoffs…
Atlético de Kolkata play their last league stage game of the Indian Super League against FC Pune City at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata on Friday. Kolkata became the only side to qualify for three successive semi-finals in the ISL on the back of their 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters FC in their last game.
“We will approach the game the same way we approach every game and we will try to win and we will try to give a chance to players who are working hard and have not got a chance. I am going to give them a chance as I have absolute confidence in them. We will play the same way by trying to attack, trying to defend strongly, and trying to win,” Molina said.
Commenting on who he would prefer facing in the semi-finals, the 46-year-old Spaniard said, “Delhi is the toughest team I faced but we still drew against them and we have drawn against Mumbai too, and they have been playing very well. Coming to Kerala and NorthEast, they still have a game to play, so we will have to see who will qualify. All the semi-finalists are difficult opponents but I am confident that we can play well against anybody and we can win.”
Molina also provided an injury update ahead of their last league stage match of the season. “Bidyananda Singh is not sure. Iain Hume is okay and Henrique Sereno is recovering and has trained with us. Sameehg Doutie has recovered from injury but he has fever, so we will have to wait and see,” he said.
Report by Khel Now Correspondent Kushankur Rony Rakshit. Sports passionate and content writer. He is big football and cricket fan.