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My boys are rearing to go all out against East Bengal-Fernandes

Written by: Ravish R Narvekar

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Churchill Brothers head coach Alfred Fernandes will face a tough task when his side will face Kolkata giants East Bengal in the I-League match to be played at Tilak Maidan, Vasco tomorrow.

Coach Fernandes was geared up and confident in the pre-match media interaction ahead of the match against the Red & Gold brigade

“My preparation is going very well. My boys are very enthusiastic ahead of Wednesday's match and they are rearing to go all out. They are doing hard work in the practice sessions which is a very positive sign for us going forward,” Fernandes said.

When asked what will be his tactics against East Bengal he said, “Every time we step on the field we go with three points in our mind but due to some mistakes made by us we lost our matches. We are giving our best and you can see that in our last two matches.”

Defender Adil Khan was accompanying coach Fernandes and he said, “East Bengal is a very tough team. They have a good squad and nice setup. But then, we are also trying hard in the practice. We also have some plans for them and if all goes in a right way we will execute it well,”

Churchill conceded a goal in the last minute of added time in the match against Mumbai FC due to sloppy defending in the dying minutes, which cost them a lot as they failed to put any point on the board. But coach Fernandes did not blame the players and said, “We conceded that goal in the last minute of added time and for that one counter-attack from the opponents, I cannot blame my players. It’s football and it happens sometimes.”  

 

Published: Tue Jan 17, 2017 08:30 PM IST

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