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Ahead of the big Kolkata derby, coach Subhash Bhowmick pointed out that even a big club can have trophy-less seasons....

We are just hours away from the 299th edition of the big Kolkata derby. While the fans are gearing up for the high profile clash, both coaches are having sleepless nights.

Goal.com attended Mohun Bagan’s official training session ahead of the derby and got a chance to speak to their coach Subhash Bhowmick.

Speaking about how important this match is going to be, Bhowmick pointed out, “It is no doubt one of the most important football matches in India. If I am not wrong this is Asia’s biggest derby.”

When quizzed about the preparations of his team, the former East Bengal coach commented, “We are working hard and our players are motivated to do well. Derby matches are always important and I have conveyed the same to the players.”

Mohun Bagan have had a dismal season so far as they have failed to win a single trophy.

Clearing all air about their trophy-less run coach, Bhowmick said, “It is a fact that we did not win anything but we were very close to winning the IFA Shield and Federation Cup, one cannot rule that out.

“Moreover teams like Real Madrid in Spain spend millions and yet they end up winning nothing season after season.”

Did he mean that Mohun Bagan and Real Madrid are the same? “Ofcourse they are the same. The status that Real Madrid has in Spain is almost same as to what Mohun Bagan enjoys in India.”

The experienced coach will be desperate to win this encounter and bring back the smile on the faces of thousands of Mohun Bagan supporters.

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