Kolkata: Ahead of the Kolkata Derby, the East Bengal looked quite confident of throwing a tough challenge to host Mohun Bagan. Last time the team faced each other, the match ended in a 1-1 draw.Under coach Eelco Schattorie, East Bengal was seen practicing set pieces. Subhasish Roychowdhury who will be playing his first derby was seen pepped up for the occasion. Subhasish said that it was a special occasion for him as being a Bengali player, he never featured in the derby. Talking of the pressure he said that in the ISL, Roy handled the pressure of entire West Bengal, so he is up for the challenge.
According to sources, East Bengal’s defence will be taken care by Susak, Khabra Arnab and Robert. Mehtab will play as the defensive blocker. Lalrindika Ralte, Mama and Md. Rafique. The forward line will see Dudu and Ranti Martins Soley.