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ATK’s XI under José Molina?

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Iain Hume has a key role to play for José Molina

How Atlético de Kolkata might line up this season under new manager José Molina?
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We would expect Molina to stick to a 4-1-3-1 – a tried-and-tested system for him. We think it gives him defensive solidity; he puts a lot of importance on the defensive side of the game – a lot more than many other managers – but he’ll also want pace in the wide areas to get up and support the front man.

We’ve got the protection in front of the centre-backs and more often than not, the full-backs will want to push on and support play.

Defence
With Debjit Majumder, he doesn’t need a new goalkeeper but there are someone like Dani Mallo & Shilton Paul.

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Arnab Mondal was Rock Solid at the back in last two seasons

We expects the same From Him in this year also.

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Being a Left Back Tiri can also play as a Centre Back. He’s shown that last year. After Josemi’s Injury he combined well with Arnab.

We expect Robert to play as a left back.
Pritam,Keegan(who will be unavailable for few matches due to Bengaluru FC’s AFC cup tie) , Prabir all can play as a Left Back too.

We would prefer Pritam Kotal over Prabir Das  to be in the Right Back position cuz of his Experience though Prabir was in great form during this year’s CFL.

Midfield

Like Habas Molina also need a Defensive Midfielder. Borja FF was the Right Guy in Habas’s era but he’s 35 now. So we would pick Bikramjit Singh in his place. He also scored a stunner against Dipendu Biswas XI on Sunday.

In the Left Flank we have quite a few options Bikash Jairu, Abhinas Ruidas, Stephen Pearson, Javi Lara.

But we’d pick Stephen Pearson as Left Winger. How could we forgot his partnership with Iain Hume for Kerala Blasters in ISL1.

In the Right Side we never had any doubt to Pick Sameehg Doutie. He’s undoubtedly ATK’S best Midfielder in last year. And He’s in exceptional form in this year too. He has assisted in all three practice matches that ATK played this year.

And For his Skills & Creativity we will pick Javi Lara in the Central of the Field.
We’ve already seen what he can do. Lalrindika Ralte would also be a good option.
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But we’ll miss someone like Jaime Gavilan this year too.?

Attack

After Hélder Postiga’s Injury Iain Hume was our main man last year. And we also except the same from him.

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Iain Hume likes to play as a second striker so we expect him to see him behind Hélder Postiga.

Hélder Postiga is our Captain This year so we would expect some FataFati Football from him this year.

As he’s Injury Prone So Juan Belencoso Will also be a good option as a Substitute.

So, can ATK win the title?

If you look at the teams around them, We don’t see why not.
The team that we’ve.
We think José Molina will be quietly confident.

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