Atlético de Kolkata will have to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday to reach the final of the 2015 Hero Indian Super League. The defending champions lost the first leg in Pune 3-0 and now face a Herculean task in the second leg at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Star midfielder Sameegh Doutie will have to be at his best if Kolkata are to pull off a miraculous win. The South African, who has so far scored four goals and provided six assists, spoke to indiansuperleague.com ahead of the match and shared his thoughts on the contest. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Do you think ATK can still qualify for the final considering the result of the first leg?
We believe in ourselves and everyone has to get behind the team, this where it matters the most. We have got nothing to lose. All the guys are focussed and we have to do well.
Will be difficult overturning the deficit?
We know the situation and yes, let’s see what happens. We don’t want to talk too much. We just want to play the game.
What’s the mindset of the team right now?
Obviously, everyone is focussed and concentrating on the game. We know what situation we are in after the first game and we have to be more focused. It’s not going to be easy. It will be a tough encounter.
Do you think the crowd support will matter a lot in this game?
Obviously, we have to do well. We are playing at home; it’s our last home match. We have to do well for our supporters, for the people who come to watch us. It’s a big match for ATK and we are looking forward to the crowd support.