ATK Mohun Bagan head coach, Juan Ferrando revealed that he is delighted for his players after his side registered their maiden win in the AFC Cup 2022 by beating Bashundhara Kings 4-0 on Saturday, 21 May.
ATK Mohun Bagan suffered a shock loss to Gokulam Kerala FC in their opener and needed to win in order to ensure that they still have a chance to qualify for the next stage. Liston Colaco was the star for the Mariners as his hat-trick ensured that they got a much-needed three points in their kitty.
Ferrando for his part believes that his side played like a team, which made a major difference on the result in the end.
"I think Bashundhara Kings are a good team and they have good players. I'm happy that supporters enjoyed the match. The break was good for us as the team wasn't doing well in the first ten minutes. I think after 2-0, the team played well. I'm happy because these players read a lot of negative comments in the last two days. I'm happy for them for this result because they are good players, a good team and good persons," he said post the game.
"I think it was a very difficult game. The team enjoyed the space they had. I think in the last match, our emotions in the second half were not so good. The players today worked like a team. They supported each other. This is more important for me," the Spaniard added.
The Mariners will look to ensure that they register another win in their final group game when they face Maziya on Tuesday, 24 May.