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Hero Super Cup: Mohun Bagan to meet Shillong Lajong
Sportslogon Team April 10th 2018


Bhubaneswar : It will be interesting to watch Wednesday’s Hero Super Cup quarterfinal match here at Kalinga Stadium, as the Indian giant Mohun Bagan Club believes they are not just only a club but an institution, while their opponent Meghalaya outfit Shillong Lajong is confident in their team work to upset any good team.

Both the I league teams were faced each their twice in the league round matches, where the Mohun Bagan team defeated Shillong once and a match ended with draw. Now I- League become history, this is a new format of game we are taking it very seriously, said Mohun Bagan coach Sankarlal Chakraborty.

A silly mistake might cause a huge dent in the title challenge, hence we will prefer to take a cautious and balanced approach from the kick-off rather going all-out in the attack. We have to balance well between the defence and attack. We have to be quick enough to hurl a counter-attack from the defence, on the other hand, we have to fall back without any hesitation while the situation demand, added Chakraborty.

Lajong were staged a spectacular upset story in their previous match where they overturned a two-goal deficit against FC Pune City and scripted a 3-2 win to enter the quarterfinal to face Mohun Bagan.

Shillong Lajong interim head coach Alison Kharsyntiew showed respect for his counterparts but stated that they have come here not just to participate but to win the tie and stage another upset. We will keep our special focus on Mohun Bagan’s striker Asier Peirrick Dipanda Dika.

Alison expressed "I believe in teamwork, the synergy among captain Samuel Lalmuanpuai, Abdoulaye Koffi and Sheen will be asset for the team. Youngster Kenstar Kharshong who was out of the last match due to injury is expected to replace South Korean defender, Juho Oh as Juho was recalled back to his country for his military services obligations”. .
This news was added and updated on : April 10th 2018
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