How can ATK Mohun Bagan beat Hyderabad to succeed in the ultimate?

ATK Mohun Bagan will host Hyderabad FC at Salt Lake Stadium on Monday, with a spot within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) ultimate at stake, after the 2 groups drew 0-0 within the first leg in Hyderabad.

The tie is now nicely underway after the primary leg. Juan Ferrando’s workforce involves this sport in good condition: he has not misplaced his final 4 video games and has solely conceded one objective in that interval. The Spaniard hopes it’s an indication of issues to return within the second leg, and that his workforce is peaking on the proper time after an on-and-off season.

Hyderabad have gained seven away video games this season, the second most after Mumbai Metropolis FC, so this will probably be a tricky take a look at for ATKMB.

That is how ATKMB can win the second leg:

Cease the lengthy balls, contain Petratos

9 of the opposite 10 ATKMB starters within the first leg had extra ball touches than Dimitrios Petratos. Baffling, when the person is your prime scorer and has probably the most assists in your workforce this season.

Petratos’ 10 objectives and seven assists this season are the principle cause why ATKMB is right here at this stage. So once they bypassed him within the first leg and determined to make use of lengthy ball ways, it was unusual: one questioned why that they had gone for an strategy that was clearly so self-defeating.

With Hugo Boumous taking over area round him, and Liston Colaco and Manvir Singh making an attempt to run behind, Petratos’ function as facilitator round him has been a characteristic of ATKMB’s season.

Odei Onaindia and Chinglensana Singh have been dominant within the air towards Petratos within the first leg, and it was clearly a case of the workforce failing to play to the strengths of its most decisive gamers. However now, within the second leg, with ATKMB firmly within the draw, it’s time for Ferrando to determine to take the initiative, contain Petratos within the preparation section and make issues tougher for the Hyderabad protection.

Mohammed Yasir might nicely have gained the primary leg for Hyderabad with a sensational shot from distance that rattled the put up. He additionally had a pair extra probabilities which he created after being allowed to chop simply along with his left foot. That left foot is more likely to be the principle supply of creativity for Hyderabad once more within the second leg. The teen had two photographs and created two probabilities within the 49 touches he had within the first leg, and all of them along with his left foot.

ATKMB left again Subhasish Bose is old style. He doesn’t blitz ahead as a lot and would be the man tasked with stopping Yasir. The important thing will probably be not permitting him to chop from the suitable flank. Yasir, after all, is ready to beat a defender on the surface with a greater than succesful proper foot, nevertheless it’s positively not as potent a weapon as his left.

Make Liston Colaco run on Nikhil Poojari

Nikhil Poojari has had a wonderful season at right-back for Hyderabad, however on Monday, ATKMB would do nicely to check him additional. No defender likes a participant working at them with pace and the power to swerve each methods. Liston Colaco has all of that, even when that hasn’t surfaced to date this season.

However on the large days, generally it’s higher to attempt to let the category come. Liston has proven sufficient indicators of that earlier than this season. His calm this season has been partly as a consequence of being deployed everywhere in the entrance line with no mounted place, and that has clearly taken a toll on his confidence as nicely.

However the easiest way to regain confidence is to get again into good condition, and Liston has a wonderful alternative to do exactly that. He has pace and talent, and in Boumous and Petratos he has gamers on his aspect who’re able to passing the ball to him in peril zones.

In spite of everything, Poojari is just not a pure right-back. He might doubtlessly wither if the stress is intense and fixed. A aspect impact of Liston attacking Poojari would even be that linking it reduces the help Yasir will get in Hyderabad’s attacking third, which is able to solely enhance ATKMB probabilities.

What did the coach say?

The subsequent sport is a ultimate, and we should play offensively. We’ll attempt to win the following match and play the ultimate (in Goa), so the mentality of each groups will probably be to win the match.

I hope we carry out nicely in entrance of the house followers, however in the long run, it’s about 90 minutes. There will probably be extra motivation to win once we play in entrance of our followers, which is able to assist us, however our focus will probably be extra on the tactical particulars, that are extra essential for successful video games. Our supporters are unbelievable and they are going to be there 100% on Monday as a result of they need their workforce to succeed in the ultimate.