Atk again lost the match. This time at their home ground at YBK on Thursday. Opponent was Roberto Carols’ Delhi Dynamos. Football often surprises and this is the nature of this game and create excitements. But goal against atk in 90th minute kolkata fans were not expecting this surprise. Legendary Roberto Carlos played more than half an hour but kolkatans were heavy in heart by 3rd consecutive loss Atletico de Kolkata is in crisis with 7th position in current league table. I think absence of positive goal scorer is the key reason behind this crisis. Injuries of the marquee footballer, Helder Postiga and Izumi Arata are paying a lot behind this catastrophe. There is no one at the opponent penalty box to convert the crosses of Sameer Doutie. In a league of 8 teams like ISL if a vital player is unavailable for 5 to 6 matches then the team is surely going to suffer. Same is the situation here in Atk. Coach Antonio Habas is still trying hard to get replacement of Postiga. Lone striker, Ian Hume was coming down on midfield to build attack. As a result he couldn’t reach the attacking third to attend the crosses. Obviously opponent by claiming the numerical supremacy at their defensive third is ready to tame Atk. Midfielders are also countable when striker is nullified. In that case, when strikers are failure, the morale of the team will be totally lost. Losing at the home ground is another matter of scary.
Atk couldn’t fetch the advantage of getting 10-men Delhi. Instead of scoring conceded. Being a positive striker and having fresh legs, Sushil Sing didn’t create pressure on Delhi defense. The enthusiastic performance of Arnab Mondal and Rino Anto went in vain after conceding by Dos Santos at the dying moment. Once again Santos proved his utility earning 3 points for Delhi. At the same time excellent performance of Florence Maluda created a big difference.
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