KOLKATA: “The first game is key,” said Jose Hevia. “We are starting with a clear mindset and that is to win the Hero I-League. Our preparations have gone very well. This match will serve to see the implementation of the pre-season preparations.”
Mohammedan Sporting Club will be facing debutantes Sudeva Delhi FC in the 2020/21 Hero I-League opener at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday, kick-off 2 pm.
Speaking after taking his charges through their pre-match session, an upbeat and optimistic Black Panthers Head Coach said: “It is important to start well in the league and that is what we have planned to do tomorrow afternoon. It is going to be an interesting encounter. We will approach the game with all the seriousness it deserves.”
“I am working with my team and pulling all stops to bring out the best out of everyone. We cannot say we are settled or have settled team yet. I know our shortcomings and we are working on every aspect of our game,” adds Hevia.
When he was asked if he has any information about their opponents or not his answer was a straightforward no. However, he later explained: “Since it’s the first match of the season both teams haven’t been exposed that much. It’s not just that we don’t have information about them, it applies to Sudeva as well.”
“We are ready,” concludes Hevia. “The mood in the camp is good and we have gone through the training sessions very well. Again, we cannot wait to get on the pitch to kick off and see how it goes.”