Subhash Bhowmick on semis against East Bengal: Whoever will take the better initiative will progress into the final

The former manager of the Red and Gold believes that his side do have the potential to overcome the Red and Gold challenge...
Churchill Brothers SC technical director Subhash Bhowmick has stressed that he is not concerned about facing his former side East Bengal in the 34th Federation Cup semi-final.

"It has got nothing to do whether I coached it (the other team) or not," he told "My boys have worked for the last two and a half months. If you have to do well in anything (in football), you have to overcome the Cup situations and win it."

"We have crossed the first eight and this (semi-final) is another hurdle which we have to cross. Any semi-final has its own importance. So far we (Churchill Brothers) have done very well so let's see if the boys can deliver [against East Bengal] or not," he added.

The veteran coach also revealed that he is "very happy" with the way things are going for him so far after a good pre-season with the Goan side.

"The atmosphere of the club is fantastic. The ambience of the club is fantastic. Mr. Churchill [Alemao] is a tireless football lover and he does not interfere with any of my decisions. So far so good, I'm very happy," he admitted.

Now with Trevor Morgan at the helm of the club that he has previously managed, Bhowmick further stressed, "I don't go by names, Churchill Brothers will face East Bengal. 11 players from each side will play against each other. Whoever will take the better initiative will go through."

Giving his own opinion about the playing conditions at the ongoing Federation Cup, he pointed out, "Even in Europe players play on ice in the winter. So, we don't worry. We have worked hard. If the ground condition is good, we can play better football. That's all."

Talking about what he expects from Churchill Brothers this season, "At this moment, we are thinking about the semi-final match and nothing else," he signed off.

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