Roy Looks To Tango With Boumous

Krishna scored one goal while French national Boumous netter twice in the 4-2 win.
28 Nov 2021 13:28
Roy Looks To Tango With Boumous
ATK Mohun Bagan’s Roy Krishna celebrates after socring a goal with Hugo Boumous behind him in their 4-2 win over Kerala Blasters on November 20, 2021. Photo: Telegraph Online

ATK Mohun Bagan captain Roy Krishna says he is looking for­ward to a grand partnership with playmaker Hugo Boumous dur­ing the ongoing Indian Super League VIII.

The Fijian and Boumous linked up brilliantly against Kerala Blasters in the first match of the eighth edition and sent an early warning to the other teams.

Krishna scored one goal while French national Boumous netter twice in the 4-2 win.

“Hugo creates a lot of chances for us,” Krishna said.

“He made some good touches in the last match and scored a brace. I really enjoy playing alongside him and look forward to creating some good memo­ries on the field with him.”

The derby clash against SC East Ben­gal is set for today and Krishna said they would be a tough nut to crack.

“I saw their first match (1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC) and feel they have a formidable team this season.

“They have a very solid backline. Hav­ing Arindam (Bhattacharya) as the goalie is also an advantage for them.”

In the first match, ATK Mohun Bagan coach Antonio Lopez Habas fielded a three-pronged attack with Liston Co­laco, Krishna and Manvir Singh.

Krishna said given the options Habas has this season, it would be difficult for the rivals to contain ATK Mohun Bagan.

“I think for any team it would be a challenge to mark us. We can score goals at will given the players we have. But that doesn’t mean there will be less pressure on me.

“My aim will remain to score as many goals as possible. My aim is always to help my team win, whether it’s through a goal, an assist or by helping the de­fence.”

Talking about the Kerala Blasters match, Krishna said: “We could have been more disciplined after the change of ends.

“However, it was our first match and we are still getting to know the players who have joined this season.”


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