Kattimani believes he is at his confident best at the moment, with FC Goa topping the ISL standings...
It's safe to say Laxmikant Kattimani is enjoying his time with FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) far more than he had with Dempo SC in the I-League. With the conclusion of the 2014 edition of the ISL, the 26 year-old had a harrowing campaign with the now former first division side, going down in history as one of the components of the White Eagles who were relegated for the first time in more than 14 years, since 2000.
Now, less than six months after the conclusion of his I-League commitments, Kattimani finds himself in a Gaurs squad who top the table of the ISL. Speaking to Goal, Kattimani reveals that he is at his most comfortable mental state now, as he looks to help his side cement their position at the top of the table.
"Yes I am feeling confident, as I play every day. It is a tough tournament, we have to play matches after every two or three days. It has been good for me," elucidated the former Indian U23 intennational, who won the South Asian Football Federations (SAFF) Under-23 tournament in Dhaka 2009.
World Cup winner and FC Goa marquee, Lucio has missed the last couple of ties owing to a muscle injury he picked up in the Goans' loss to Chennaiyin FC and in his place Luciano Sobrosa continues to deputise.
Quizzed if the absence of the 36 year-old ahead of him in central defense makes his job a different proposition all together, Kattimani replied, "It is a difference, yes, but whichever player takes to the field, he has to give his best and Luciano did so."
Finally, opining the victory against the Blasters was a hard fought one, the custodian replied, "Yes, it was a tough game for us. All the players played very well."