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– Joy Banerjee | 12 Nov 2021
– Bengal boys Pritam Kotal and Subhasish Bose will lead the Green & Maroon brigade along with Roy Krishna.
Antonio Lopez Habas reiterated the need for joint leadership to keep the team’s unity intact. The Spanish coach of ATK Mohun Bagan has selected the team’s captains forty-eight hours before the start of the Indian Super League. Among them, two are Bengalis who got their success in the green-maroon jersey. The three players who will have the captain’s armband in the new season are all seniors. They are Roy Krishna, Pritam Kotal and Subhasish Bose. Roy and Pritam have done the captainship last year also. The most successful coach of the competition has put his trust in them to lead again. Reliable defender Subhasish gets a new responsibility along with these two. The two Bengalis are overwhelmed after getting the opportunity. Pritam, who became the captain again, said, “The coach has put his trust in me. It is a big gift. It is a great honour to have the opportunity of captainship with the Green Maroon Jersey. However, the philosophy of our team is different. Someone might have a captain’s band in his hand for the rules, but practically everyone on the team is the captain. Everyone tries to give the best with equal responsibility. Another Bengali player also thinks almost in the same line, Subhasish said, “We are the boys of Bengal. Getting the chance of captainship in the Green Maroon jersey is a different passion for us. The coach has chosen me, it’s an honour, and the responsibility has increased.”
In addition to selecting the captain, preparations for the Kerala Blasters match is in the last stage. In practice, emphasis is being laid on the team’s organization and strategy formulation. The practice of set piece and wing play are also going on. The whole team gives importance to winning the first match. Green-Maroon camp is desperate for a good start by defeating Kerala like last year.