In Saturday evening’s Kolkata derby for the Indian Super League (ISL), ATK Mohun Bagan dominated 3-0 over arch-rivals East Bengal. While Alvito D’Cunha blasted East Bengal players after losing to ATK Mohun Bagan, Shyam Thapa praised these Indian football players.
East Bengal meekly surrendered to their arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan. They went down 3-0 in this Kolkata derby on Saturday at the Tilak Maidan in Goa.
Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh, and Liston Colaco were the three ATK Mohun Bagan scorers on target yesterday.
Thanks to them, the Green and Maroons took a comprehensive 3-0 lead with the first 23 minutes of the match.
D’Cunha Blasted East Bengal Players after Losing to ATK Mohun Bagan
And former East Bengal player Alvito D’Cunha was disappointed to see the club going down in the derby. Worse yet for him to see was they went down without putting up any resistance against their rivals.
“It’s very sad to see this team playing (such) bad football. I really expected them to give a tough fight to ATK Mohun Bagan although we knew that they are a very strong side with quality players and a very good coach. But for the players on the field, it’s always 11v11. So, no matter who you have on your team, all the players need to give their best,” Alvito told Goal.
Alvito continued: “Respect your opponents but don’t give them so much importance. But some of these players I feel are not fit enough to play for the East Bengal team because they don’t understand the value of this jersey. I am very sad to see this match today. The scoreline was 3-0 within 23 minutes and could have been worse had the opponents not missed so many chances or the East Bengal goalkeeper did not make some saves.”