Robbie Fowler: East Bengal matched ATK Mohun Bagan
East Bengal mixed nicely by means of their passes within the first-half however did not get on the rating sheet
The primary-ever Kolkata derby within the Indian Tremendous League ended in favour of ATK Mohun Bagan as they defeated East Bengal 2-0 on the Tilak Maidan on Friday.
The primary-half remained goalless however East Bengal appeared the higher workforce. Antonio Habas’ workforce then struck twice by means of Roy Krishna (forty ninth minute) and substitute Manvir (eighty fifth minute) within the second-half to bag all three factors from the marquee conflict.
East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler was not happy with the end result however talked about that they matched conventional rivals with their efficiency. Fowler, who has the expertise of managing Brisbane Roar and Muangthong United previous to his stint at East Bengal, additionally believes that his aspect can develop higher because the season progresses.
“Properly in fact I am not happy with the end result. I feel performance-wise we had been okay. For a workforce who’ve been collectively two and a half weeks, I feel we’ve put collectively efficiency. We’re speaking a few workforce who had been champions final time and we matched them, greater than matched them. The result’s disappointing, the efficiency is okay, there are glimpses of what we will grow to be,” Robbie Fowler mentioned within the post-match interview.
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The Englishman was of the opinion that ATK Mohun Bagan gamers had been fitter and sharper than his gamers. He additional lamented that East Bengal didn’t endure the best preparation within the pre-season however there have been plenty of positives to take from the match.
“Health-wise they had been bit sharper than us, perhaps in direction of the tip.” the previous Liverpool participant mentioned.
We’ve not had essentially the most preferrred preparation however we accepted it. We have now spent two and a half weeks on the coaching pitch. We have now not skilled collectively. I feel we’ll get higher and higher,” he added.
East Bengal will subsequent face Mumbai Metropolis in an away fixture on Tuesday.
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