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John promises strong fight vs Atletico

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SHILLONG, Oct 15 (PTI): Riding high on North East United FC�s home win against Kerela Blasters, team co-owner John Abraham has said that his team will put up a strong fight in his side�s next Indian Super League (ISL) match against Atletico de Kolkata.

The actor and football enthusiast Abraham has, however, admitted that the next game would be one of the toughest considering the way they played to beat Mumbai FC at the inaugural match.

�Kolkata is a tough side but we are a young team... We will give our heart. We�ll put up a fight like no one has ever seen,� Abraham told reporters during his one hour-long visit here yesterday.

NE United FC pulled off a hard fought 1-0 victory against Kerela Blasters in a packed Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati even as the latter were much better in the game statistically.

�They are a bunch of warriors out there,� he said, optimistic that his team would give Atletico de Kolkata a tough fight in the latter�s home turf.

As for the composition of the NE United FC, Abraham said NE United FC was the only team in the ISL where domestic players had been drawn exclusively from the region.

He also said the passion for football across the region was unmatched pointing out that his team co-owner and Shillong Lajong�s MD Larsing M Sawyan was a football player himself.

The team owners also revealed plans to take the ISL to Shillong, Imphal and Aizawl besides other state capitals in the north east in the coming editions of the league.

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John promises strong fight vs Atletico

SHILLONG, Oct 15 (PTI): Riding high on North East United FC�s home win against Kerela Blasters, team co-owner John Abraham has said that his team will put up a strong fight in his side�s next Indian Super League (ISL) match against Atletico de Kolkata.

The actor and football enthusiast Abraham has, however, admitted that the next game would be one of the toughest considering the way they played to beat Mumbai FC at the inaugural match.

�Kolkata is a tough side but we are a young team... We will give our heart. We�ll put up a fight like no one has ever seen,� Abraham told reporters during his one hour-long visit here yesterday.

NE United FC pulled off a hard fought 1-0 victory against Kerela Blasters in a packed Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati even as the latter were much better in the game statistically.

�They are a bunch of warriors out there,� he said, optimistic that his team would give Atletico de Kolkata a tough fight in the latter�s home turf.

As for the composition of the NE United FC, Abraham said NE United FC was the only team in the ISL where domestic players had been drawn exclusively from the region.

He also said the passion for football across the region was unmatched pointing out that his team co-owner and Shillong Lajong�s MD Larsing M Sawyan was a football player himself.

The team owners also revealed plans to take the ISL to Shillong, Imphal and Aizawl besides other state capitals in the north east in the coming editions of the league.