ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas has named three skippers for the upcoming eighth season of the Hero Indian Super League 2021-22. Habas has named Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, and Roy Krishna as the three captains for the tournament.
Habas reckons it is imperative to have joint leadership to have team unity and thus he has divided the captaincy among three players. Subhasish feels it will be a great honor to lead ATK Mohun Bagan in the upcoming season.
Subhasish said as quoted by PTI: “We are from Bengal and getting the chance of captainship in the Green Maroon jersey is a different passion for us. The coach has chosen me, it’s an honour, and the responsibility has increased.”
The team’s defender Pritam Kotal will be donning the captaincy hat for the second season in a row. Kotal is delighted that the coach has trusted him with leadership responsibility.
“The coach has put his trust in me. It is a big gift and a great honor,” Kotal said. “However, the philosophy of our team is different. Someone might have a captain’s band in his hand for the rules, but practically everyone on the team is the captain. Everyone tries to give the best with equal responsibility.”
All these three players will look to collectively lead from the front and deliver the goods for the team in the forthcoming season.
ATK Mohun Bagan had finished the previous season as the runners-up and the Mariners will look to go one step ahead in the ongoing season.
ATK Mohun Bagan will begin their ISL 2021-22 campaign against Kerala Blasters on 19 November at Fatorda Stadium in Goa. The first Kolkata derby of the season between ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal will be played on November 27.