#Kolkata: East Bengal started the ISL campaign by losing the first two matches. First, they lost 1-3 away to Kerala Blasters, then they lost 1-2 to FC Goa at home. However, Stephen Constantine’s team turned around in the third match. The red and yellow brigade beat North-East United FC 3-1. Derby challenge ahead. The British coach of East Bengal is confident of a good result for the Islay team, despite losing the derby by an own goal in the Durand Cup.
Before this, East Bengal is entering the field after losing 6 derbies in a row. But this time Stephen Constantine is desperate to give victory to the fans. On the eve of the mega match, the red-yellow coach said, ‘We are looking forward to this against Mohun Bagan. Their team is very good. Our fight will be tough. We have been preparing for this match for a week. I want to leave the field with 3 points. Compared to the first match, we have now managed to organize ourselves a lot. They have also prepared very well. I think Saturday will be a great match.’
Stephen Constantine is doing well for the opposition. The East Bengal coach also reminded him that Mohun Bagan has several good footballers against whom a single mistake can destroy us. Stephen said success in the derby is possible only if you play good football according to the plan, not 60-70, but the whole 90 minutes. But East Bengal coach also said that derby is always 50-50.
Constantine asked the team to forget about the win against North East United in the last game of the ISL, even though it boosted the team’s confidence. Constantine has given importance to prepare the team before the derby according to the strengths and weaknesses of the opponents and their own strategy. The goal of the red-yellow coach is to bring the team the first victory in the ISL derby.