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We Will Not Underestimate Bashundra Kings: Krishna

Krishna, 33, has continued to impress with the man of the match performance and scored in the 3-1 come from behind victory against host Maziya SC on Sunday.
24 Aug 2021 16:13
We Will Not Underestimate Bashundra Kings: Krishna
ATK Mohun Bagan striker, Roy Krishna hopes to continue their winning run when they take on Bangadesh’s Bashundra Kings tonight in their last pool match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. Photo: AFC Cup

Digicel Fiji and ATK Mohun Bagan captain Roy Krishna is optimistic on continuing their unbeaten run in Group D of the 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

ATK Mohun Bagan is now top of Group D with six points from two matches and will play Bangladesh Premier League champions Basundhara Kings in their final Group D match at the National Stadium, Male, Maldives tonight.

Krishna did not mince his words his team will not settle for anything than a win.

“The next match is equally important as we can’t be complacent even though we are currently topping our group,” he told SUNsports.

“Bashundra Kings is a formidable team and we will not underestimate them. We have a few days only to prepare but this is a must-win match for us to go into the inter-zonal semifinals.

“We will have to work extra hard and I’m sure the team will give its best and hope for the best result.

Krishna, 33, has continued to impress with the man of the match performance and scored in the 3-1 come from behind victory against host Maziya SC on Sunday.

“I’m very pleased with our comeback performance since we were one-nil down at halftime,” he added.

“That match was a must-win for us if we were to keep our hopes alive of winning the group stage. Maziya was a tough team but I’m glad we managed to change the scoreline and come away with the win.

Krishna said he loved to score a goal in every outing he competitively plays in.

“I take one match at a time and it has always been my goal to help my team win. Whether I score or assisting a team-mate to score. Our ultimate goal is to find the back of the net and bring victory to our team. We spend time in training trying to perfect our scoring ability and I’m glad I’m able to put that into action when it matters.”

Former national and Tavua/Nasinu/Rewa midfielder Ronald Chaudhry was among the many who congratulated the Siberian striker in his effort of carrying the Fijian flag in international football arena.

“Congratulations Roy and all the best keep it going,” said Chaudhry who is now a coach in Canada.

In the other match of the group D a few days ago saw winless Bengaluru FC failed to find the net against Bashundhara Kings in the nil-all draw.

The ATK Mohun Bagan – Bashundra Kings match kicks off at 11pm tonight.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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