It's now or never for ATK: Luis Garcia
Atletico de Kolkata captain Luis Garcia says it's now or never for them as they take on an in-form FC Goa in their first leg semifinal of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament here.
Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata captain Luis Garcia says it's now or never for them as they take on an in-form FC Goa in their first leg semifinal of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament here.
"Unlike in the league round, there's no chance left at this stage. Right now there's nothing else in mind you win it, go through or just go home," the ATK marquee player said.
"All teams have pressure in semis. For us it's been a hard work to get into semis, we would like to continue. We have two games to prove it."
With their ace forward Fikru Teferra a doubtful starter, the influential mid-fielder will have to play a key role for ATK to win and travel to Goa on a high for the final leg of semis on December 17.
On Goa's surge, Garcia said: "We know Goa have been doing well in last few games. This is semis. We know there won't be any bad team in the semis. We did something good that's why we're here. We have to focus on ourselves."
The team meanwhile refused to give an update on the fitness of their five key players ? Arnab Mondal, Biswajit Saha, Fikru Teferra and Jofre Mateu -- who were down with injuries.
Fikru, who plays the only striker in their 4-2-3-1 formation, did not train today also casting a shadow over his availability.
"We have 24 more hours to see. Then we'll decide," Habas said on Fikru.
Asked about an injury update, he said: "We don't want to discuss this at the moment, we are not all worried. We will select the best possible XI one hour before the match. We have enough time now."
Habas said there's no favourites in semis and it can go either way.
"If you feel the pressure you stay at home. We are expecting a high quality game."