I-League 2020 LIVE: When and Where to watch Mohun Bagan vs Chennai City FC LIVE Streaming, venue, schedule, timingscheduled to kick off at the Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore on Friday.
The Mariners are in top form this season, having won six out of the nine matches they have played so far. Interestingly, the team has also scored the most number of goals (17) while conceding only seven. Chennai City, on the other hand, has won just two and is precariously placed ninth on the points table.
Mohun Bagan gaffer Kibu Vicuna praised Chennai City FC, “Chennai City are the defending champion. They have a good team, who pass the ball around with good composure they have and a group of good players. It is going to be a very difficult game for us.”
Given Mohun Bagan’s attacking options in former La Liga striker Baba Diawara, Spanish creative midfielder Joseba Beitia and attacking left-winger Nongdamba Naorem as well as Fran Gonzales, Chennai will have to have a more organised defense line.
Obviously, everybody expects it to be a cakewalk for the visiting side.
“We are going to play against a team that will have to win if it needs to stay at the top. They are the favourites and so there’s not going to be much pressure on us,” Akbar Nawas, Chennai City’s head coach, said.
“Mohun Bagan is a complete team and is good in both defense and attack. It has got a good coach and works very hard. It has also got a good bench. It is now up to us to go out there and open the title race by winning it,” he added.
He said the match will serve as the best platform for his players to prove a point. “We should step up and show what we can do. I have told my boys to enjoy the game, but play to win.”
The defeat at the hands of East Bengal last week must have hurt the team much. “We were unlucky. If only we had the chances we would have won the game. When I went through the video clippings it was clear we did well. We had so many positives in the game and, videos don’t lie,” he said.
After the game, the team did some analysing too. “We looked into every single detail in that match. I did some pep talk as well with the players and tried to motivate them. We need to work on a lot many things but I have belief in my players, the Club and in what we do. Maybe it is just taking some time,” said Akbar. “Also, whenever there is a defeat you can only go up,” he quickly added.
The match will broadcast LIVE on 1SPORT from 7:00 PM IST straight from Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore.