Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata will be bolstered by the return of Borja Fernandes, even as their marquee signing and Liverpool star Luis Garcia is all set to miss their ISL away fixture against FC Goa on Thursday.
“Borja’s return will give us a big advantage,” ATK’s Spanish midfielder Jofre Mateu said about his compatriot, who had to sit out in their 1-1 draw against Delhi Dynamos FC in their last outing here.
Atletico de Kolkata did not reveal whether their marquee player would travel with the team, but it was almost clear that Garcia would sit out because of his hamstring injury.
“He’s one of our main players, but his absence will give others an opportunity to prove a point,” ATK’s Sanju Pradhan said.
Sanju added they would be on a high and it was Zico’s side who would be under pressure.
“We have seven points from three matches, so the pressure will be on them as they have one point from two outings. But, they have quality players and we respect every opposition,” he said.