Football is back in the city, which embraces the game with open arms. Atletico de Kolkata will play four consecutive home games. All these games are equally important as they are hovering around that point that if they win a couple of games on a trot they can make it to the semi finals again.They also have the best goal difference in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 currently.
If playing at home is an advantage, Atletico de Kolkata are in the best city. Nearly 60,000 people will cheer and back their home side in the remaining matches.
Coach Antonio Lopez Habas has decided to take one game at a time and currently, he only wants to focus on Chennaiyin FC. When asked by a reporter at a press conference as to how many points the gaffer would like to collect in the remaining four league games, Habas said he wants 12 points. That means he wants to go for the full monty.
"Every game is important now. But the most important match is tomorrow and we want the three points. After tomorrow's match, we can think about the next match," Habas told the reporters at the press conference on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Marco Materazzi also spoke to the media on Tuesday. Even the former Italian defender agreed that Chennaiyin FC is too good a team to languish at the bottom of the points table.
But, Materazzi is also hopeful that his side has the potential to turn the wheels of fortune. The other teams are not that far away when it comes to points. They will have to win back-to-back matches in order to resurrect their ISL 2015 campaign and get back to being one of the contenders to make it to the final four of the pompous league.
"We have less number of games left. The other teams are in close range when it comes to points. We have no choice but win our upcoming games," Materazzi told the reporters on Tuesday.
"The atmosphere at the Vivekananda Yuvbharati Krirangan will be absolutely amazing and we are looking forward to play against the defending champions once again and we are hoping to get a good result out of this game."