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Underdog Aiwzal eyeing to upset East Bengal’s party
Sportslogon Team April 7th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Both the I League teams East Bengal and Aizwal FC will cross swords in the Hero Super Cup quarterfinal match on Sunday at Kalinga Stadium here. While East Bengal one of the Indian giant football club forced twice to share points with Aizwal FC in the league round matches of the recently concluded I League tournament.

We had a busy schedule that was not a mental block for the team. We are in better shaped up to deal with the match by match. We had started the tournament as a underdogs in our first encounter we upset the Indian Super League champion Chennaiyan FC .

"I believe top teams are under pressure now. They have to win the championship and they have their own plans to implement. Chennaiyin were the favourites against us. East Bengal will also start as the favourites and we're happy to be the underdogs and stage upsets", said Aizwal FC coach Santosh Kashyap in the pre-match Press Meet here on Saturday.

Andrei Ionescu, the architect of Aizawl FC's last win expressed that team's win is more important than his scoring and if his scoring would contribute to the team's cause, that's going to be perfect for him. East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil pointed out that facing a 'known' opponent is advantageous but there is a flip side of the coin too.

"We have a fair idea about them and we can set our strategies accordingly. On the other hand, they also know us vividly and that might help them outwit us", the former Aizawl FC coach said.

Every day is a new day for us and every match we play with a strong determination to win "No one is going to start as favourites. Whoever puts more effort and works harder on the pitch, gets the positive result and tomorrow will be no different." added Khalid.

But their Brazilian defender Eduardo Ferreira feels though in the last two matches with Aizwal we could not got full points, but it's time to look forward and move on from I-League. As the Super Cup is altogether a different format, where you can’t get a second chance for came back. .
This news was added and updated on : April 7th 2018
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