Fikru and Luis Garcia
Fikru and Garcia will be the key men for Atletico de Kolkata when they play hosts to NorthEast United on Tuesday.IANS

Atletico de Kolkata take on NorthEast United FC in the 35th fixture of the Hero Indian Super league at the Salt Lake stadium.

After an explosive start to the ISL, Kolkata seem to have lost focus of late as they have only managed to pick up three points from their last four fixtures. They need to win their upcoming fixtures if they want to retain their top position in the Indian Super League.

Their main problem has been their drop in form in front of goal. While Kolkata started off brightly, scoring eight goals in their first four fixtures, they have only managed to find the nets thrice in their last four games.

And Kolkata's marquee signing Luis Garcia admits that they need to start scoring goals in order to start winning again.

"We are on the top of the table, that means we are definitely doing something right," Garcia told ISL's official website. "The only thing is that we have to find a way to score more goals and start winning again."

The former Liverpool midfielder revealed that Kolkata are aiming to end the ISL campaign with "20-25 points" on the table.

"We are expecting to reach 20-25 points from our remaining matches, I think we can continue to keep looking at the target, it does not matter if we get it from our home or away matches."

Although the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side are expected to beat NorthEast United due to them having already triumphed at Guwahati, Garcia insists that his side will not be taking them lightly on Tuesday.

"It is a totally different game, we will try to do our work and improve from what we did in our last game and try to get more goals," he added. "Pressure will be on every team. Of course, we will have the crowd support, that is an advantage, but I don't think the artificial turf will give us any added advantage."

Meanwhile, NorthEast United will be hoping to put an end to their winless streak when they visit the Salt Lake stadium on Tuesday.

The John Abraham co-owned side have not been able to register a win in their last four ISL fixtures since their victory at Mumbai City.

Due to this reason they are currently at sixth position in the table, with 10 points from their first eight fixtures.

Despite their poor position in the table, NorthEast striker James Keane feels that his side has done well in the Indian Super League so far.

"We played very good football so far, we have been very solid in defence, we have been unlucky maybe when it comes to scoring, but I am sure that goals will come," the English striker told ISL's official website.

NorthEast United manager Ricki Herbert also insists that he is not worried by his side's position in the ISL.

"I don't think it's a worry, maybe, we are just 90 minutes away from beating somebody 5-0. We have been very dominant in 95% of our games. We just have to convert our chances into goals in tomorrow's game," the former New Zealand boss told ISL's official website.

Finally, the 53-year-old manager dismissed suggestions of Atletico de Kolkata's recent drop in form being beneficial for his side.

"They had a very good start, but recently, they have lost some momentum. But that does not surprise me as it has been a very tough competition," he added.

Where to Watch Live

The ISL match is scheduled for a 7pm IST (2:30pm BST, 9:30am ET) start with live TV coverage in India provided by a lot of channels including Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Gold, Asianet Movies, Suvarna Channel and Jalsha Movies. Viewers can also watch the ISL match via free live streaming online on

US viewers can live stream the action on FoxSoccer2go, while Europe viewers can catch the action live on Eurosport or their online Player. Middle East and North Africa viewers can watch the game on Bein Sports or via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect.

South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa audience can catch the ISL match live onSuperSport or their online option. Australia viewers can catch the match live on Fox Sports 2 or via their live video option, online.

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