ATK Mohun Bagan head coach, Juan Ferrando wants his players to only focus on their final Group D game against Maldivian side, Maziya FC in the AFC Cup 2022 on Tuesday, 24 May and not focus on the results of the other game.
Group D is turning out to be one of the tightest groups in the tournament considering that all four clubs have the same amount of points going into the final game, with ATK Mohun Bagan aware that any slip-up on Tuesday will be fatal to their chances of making the next round.
Ferrando knows that his side need to ensure that they win their game on Tuesday in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the next stage, and cannot take their final game lightly.
“It’s a big opportunity for us. We are thinking about the Maziya match because it’s very important one. I know the players are tired after these close matches. Our target is to win and get three points. Then to see what happened in Bashundhara Kings (match),” he said at a press conference.
The Spaniard admitted that it is an advantage playing the second game, considering that they will know what they need to do, though it is imperative that they first focus on Maziya.
“Of course, it’s an advantage. But I don’t think we are going to talk about this in the dressing room. The most important is our game. But if there’s a draw or Gokulam loses, that is good for us,” Ferrando added.