One step closer to the final with their 3-2 win against Mumbai City FC in the first leg semifinal, former champions Atletico de Kolkata must guard themselves against complacency ahead of the second leg, marquee player Helder Postiga said.
“We only have two days to recover. We must remember that it’s another game, and another day. We have to forget the results, focus and work hard. We have to control the happiness,” the Portuguese World Cupper said a day after their team’s thrilling 3-2 win.
ATK drew the first blood with Lalrindikda Ralte’s strike in the third minute but Mumbai City FC bounced back to strike twice in nine minutes to snatch a lead.
But it was Iain Hume, who struck a double, including one from a penalty which was won by Postiga in the first-half added time in an action-packed first-half.
“We have played with passion yesterday. Now our job is to focus on the second leg,” he said about their December 13 match as a goal aggregate will determine the finalist.
Showering praise on Hume, he said:”Everyone knows he is a quality player. He showed yesterday again that he can make a difference. I am so happy for him.”
Asked whether he is mulling retirement after ISL, the 34-year-old said:”May be, I will see after winning the ISL. At the moment, I don’t know. I will see after I go back home and sit with my family. I am happy with my career, having played more than 15 years of professional football with top European clubs.”