East Bengal looking to make last eight of AFC Cup

April 4th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) An upbeat East Bengal skipper Alvito d’Cunha talks of a quarter-final berth for his team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup after their stunning 2-0 win over Jordan’s Al Wihdat. “It is a fabulous win. The team is confident and we are looking to win the two home matches,” Alvito said on arrival here Friday.

The win takes East Bengal to the top of the table with six points from three games while Al Wihdat and Ahli Sana’a both have two points each, but the Yemeni side is placed third on goal difference.

Alvito said the team was fired up after Al Wihdat coach had said that India was just learning to play football and that he didn’t give much importance to the side.

“I hope they know we can play football now. We have two home matches against Safa and Wihdat and I don’t see why we can’t win those matches and be in the quarters,” Alvito added.

Coach Alok Mukherjee said: “The team have two home matches and they should win both and make the quarter-finals which I am sure they will make it. If we can’t win the two matches at home after the way we played our away games, it will be terrible.”

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