I-League: Mohun Bagan aim to revive campaign vs Gokulam (Preview)
(3 months ago)
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Mohun Bagan will aim to revive their slim chances of winning the title when they face Gokulam Kerala FC in their last I-League home fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Monday.
Mohun Bagan have three wins from 12 matches while Gokulam are at the bottom of the table with 10 points.
The hosts are placed fourth with 21 points, still eight short of leaders Minerva Punjab FC.
"Chennai match is past now. This is our last home match and we want to win it. The win at home will boost our confidence and shall set the tone for the remaining matches," Mohun Bagan coach Shankarlal Chakraborty told reporters on the eve of the match.
"We have been playing quality football, creating chances. I am sure that tomorrow too we will continue doing the same. We just need to follow the basics and play our natural game."
Mohun Bagan custodian Shilton Paul too said they are looking forward without dwelling too much behind.
"Our focus is on the remaining five matches. Our performance at home this season has not been good but that is past now. Our only objective will be to secure three points," Paul said.
Gokulam are also enduring a lean patch and their coach Bino George said it was a matter of pride for his wards to play against a team like the former I-League champions.
"Mohun Bagan are a very strong side and to beat them at home will be an uphill task. These boys are for the first time playing in the I-League. It's such a big tournament. Each match we are improving. We are looking forward to play against Mohun Bagan," he said.