Iain Hume is a name that football fans in India are familiar with by now. The Canadian forward won the player of the tournament last season and in this year's edition of the Indian Super League (ISL), he was lured from Kerala Blaster to Atletico de Kolkata by gaffer Antonio Lopez Habas.
And quite rightly, the coach left Fikru Tefera out who joined Chennaiyin FC in ISL 2015. Hume has been the backbone of the Atletico de Kolkata forward line ever since the start of the league. Helder Postiga eased off a little bit of pressure in the first game but was injured and flew back to Portugal; this made Hume to take up the onus on his shoulder and lead his side from the front. Hume was happy on Wednesday after he helped the defending champions earn crucial three points against Chennaiyin FC.
"It's a very important win regardless of what the table says as of now. Regarding Chennaiyin, it's good to take three points off them. We have now taken six points off them in total. So, it's very, very good for us," Hume told reporters after the match on Wednesday.
Hume took a while to get his name on the scoring table of the ISL 2015 but reached the second spot and is threatening Sunil Chhetri to go past him any moment. With Postiga back into the squad and Dejan Lekic adding to it as well, Atletico de Kolkata forward line is looking even more menacing than before.
Hume is very much aware of the fact that they have league leaders FC Goa up next Sunday and that is going to be a very difficult game.
"We are not looking at the table and believing that we are going to qualify for the semi-finals. Look at what FC Goa did to Mumbai City and we still have three away games left. We aren't looking at the semi-finals. It's a massive game next time around," Hume said.