News Daily Digital Desk: Another derby in the chest of Calcutta at night. As the excitement over the ISL mega match has increased, so has the controversy over the tickets. However, the two coaches of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan refused to listen to any off-field controversy. Both only have a bird’s eye view of the three points. Red and yellow coach Stephen Constantine told reporters on Friday that the team will fight with all its might against the arch-rivals. On the other hand, Mohun Bagan will not get three foreigners in the derby. However, coach Juan Ferrando did not lose confidence in that.
Brendan Hamill was already out of the Derby due to a map problem. So Damianovich can play in defense with Pritam Kotal. However, the two don’t play many matches, so what kind of rapport exists between them is a big question. Because they are dealing with a striker who, like Clayton, is in top form. Along with Hamill, Hugo Boumos and Carl McHugh will miss Saturday’s big game. They are out due to injury. It will be a relief for East Bengal not to have a green maroon midfield pillar Bumos in such an important game. However, Stephen refuses to accept it. He makes it clear that he doesn’t care who is against and who isn’t. He only thinks about his team.
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In the words of Stephen, “No team has any advantage in derby (ISL Derby). Those who have good form will do well. We don’t think about their team, we think about our players. I will jump with all my strength.”
Ferrando does not want to take any risks with Bumos for the play-offs. Although it can be heard, Bumos is already fit even if he is not in practice. So the coach can surprise him by keeping him in the team at the last minute.
East Bengal have lost five of their last five derbies. Hopes of reaching the top six in this year’s ISL are over. On the other hand, Mohun Bagan at number three is brimming with confidence. In this case, the red-yellow will come under some pressure? Stephen said plainly, “The four derbies were held in empty galleries. So in that sense they cannot be called derbies. And don’t think about past results. On the contrary, the team played well in the last game. That gives the football players oxygen to play well.”
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