Josemi: Arnab Mondal has the quality to play abroad

The 35-year old believes that the East Bengal defender has the quality to play in foreign leagues…

Josemi and Arnab Mondal formed a strong defensive partnership at the back for Atletico de Kolkata as they won the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Mondal, who started every game of the tournament except the first leg of the semi-final against FC Goa due to an injury, has been a rock at the back for Antonio Habas’ side.

His performances have been top class and even though he was guilty of losing concentration on a couple of occasions, according to Josemi, he was the best defender in the ISL.

“All the time I speak to him (Mondal) and try to help him as he is a good defender. I think he is the best defender in the league,” said Josemi.

The former Liverpool centre-back believes that Mondal has the maturity to play in some of the foreign leagues.

“We have spent four months together at Atletico de Kolkata and I think he has improved over the period. He has the quality to play in countries other than India. But concentration is most important for a defender and he loses it sometimes. But he is very clever and that's the most important thing,” he explained.