Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 will mark a new chapter in Indian football as the recently merged ATK Mohun Bagan FC take the field in India’s top division for the first time.
Indian football legends Bhaichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh have represented Mohun Bagan during their career and they both know a thing or two about the Kolkata heavyweights.
Bhaichung Bhutia feels that the merger is an important step and that keeping the maroon and green colours of the club will strike the right chord with fans.
"It was a very important step, especially for fans to connect, the colours are very important," Bhutia was quoted as saying by indiansuperleague.com.
"They have done the right thing to keep the colours and logo of the club," he added.
"It's a part of the team and it's a big legacy for many of the fans because that logo has been there for a very long time," Bhutia further said.
"So, to start off with, it's a great initiative and a great decision that ATK Mohun Bagan has taken," Bhaichung Bhutia further said.
"Green and maroon are colours which all Mohun Bagan fans around the world would associate with, and that definitely is a great step," Bhaichung Bhutia further added.
Speaking on the pressure and expectations that await ATK Mohun Bagan’s players in the upcoming ISL campaign, Renedy Singh said, "Players will be able to see in their pre-season itself how much pressure they have to face."
"When playing for Mohun Bagan or East Bengal and you don't score in the first half, the fans get very angry," Singh said.
"The players will feel this with Mohun Bagan coming in and I'm sure that's good pressure," he further said.
"We played for so many years and we have taken that pressure. That pressure will make your game better," he added.
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