ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

ISL 2022-23: ATK Mohun Bagan ISL 2022-23 LIVE: Since Juan Ferrando joined the team, ATK Mohun Bagan has been gradually remaking itself…

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out
ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

ISL 2022-23: ATK Mohun Bagan ISL 2022-23 LIVE: Since Juan Ferrando joined the team, ATK Mohun Bagan has been gradually remaking itself into a distinct entity. In recent seasons, the football team that was once known for its defensive and counter-attacking styles has shifted to a more possession-based strategy. The Spanish manager was required to bring his players who were suited to his playing style before the start of the new season of the Indian Super League. Follow Indian Super League and ISL 2022-23 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN 

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out
ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

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ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

The Mariners have added several notable players to their roster while also releasing others. The performances of specific players, in conjunction with the coach’s ideology, were the primary factors in the decision to make these changes.

The most notable event of this season’s transfer window was the emergence of interest in the Indian contingent, with ATK Mohun Bagan serving as a prime example. The team has the most representation in the Indian National team, as well as six extremely qualified foreigners, including Joni Kauko, Brendan Hamil, Carl McHugh, and Dimitrios Petratos.

For the Mariners, players such as Ashique Kuruniyan, Kiya Nassiri, and Liston Colaco had been particularly impressive. Head coach Juan Ferrando, on the other hand, is concerned about Manvir Singh’s stale form. The absence of prolific strikers such as Roy Krishna and David Williams is felt throughout the team, as is a lack of finishing in the final third. Florentine Pogba, the club’s star signing, also underperformed, giving coach Ferrando plenty of reasons to be concerned.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Vishal Kaith

Amrinder Singh’s poor play between the sticks for ATK Mohun Bagan made it clear that the club would have to look elsewhere to fill the position. Arsh Shaikh, who started in place of Amrinder in the AFC Cup, lacked the experience required to take on the role of the team’s first-choice goalkeeper and the responsibilities that come with it.

As a result, Vishal Kaith, the previous goalkeeper for Chennaiyin FC, was persuaded to join the Kolkata-based team. Last season, Kaith made as many as 21 saves with a save percentage of 60. He in fact kept two clean sheets while conceding only 14 goals. Vishal’s inclusion in the ATKMB lineup will benefit the club’s performance in the upcoming Indian Super League season (ISL).

Hugo Boumous

Boumous signed a five-year contract with ATK Mohun Bagan on July 8, 2021, for a record transfer fee of $280,000, breaking his previous season’s record. He made his debut for ATK Mohun Bagan in the 2021-22 season opener against Kerala Blasters on November 19, scoring twice in a 4-2 win. Playing 17 games last season Hugo scored five goals while bagging an identical number of assists. As the 2022-23 season began, he made his debut for the club on 20 August against Rajasthan United in the 131st edition of the Durand Cup, which they lost 3-2.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out
ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Boumous frequently picks the ball in the middle of the park or from a deeper position. He has the ability to hold the ball and make those surging runs through the middle, making him an exciting player to watch.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Ashique Kuruniyan

The versatile left winger previously played for Bengaluru FC. Ashique has established himself as one of the most dangerous Indian players in the ISL as a result of his flair, work rate, and on-ball work. On 20 August, he made his debut for the club against Rajasthan United in the 131st edition of the Durand Cup, in which his team lost 3-2. However, the youngster made a goal and an assist.

The acquisition of his services affirms ATK Mohun Bagan FC’s objectives for the 2022-23 season. It gives an overview of the type of football that ATKMB’s Spanish coach intends to focus on improving. Ashique is a versatile player who can also play left wing-back, where he is just as dangerous as in his other positions.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Joni Kauko

Kauko signed a two-year contract with Indian Super League club ATK Mohun Bagan , shortly after Finland’s elimination from Euro 2020.  He was named to head coach Antonio Lopez Habas’s twenty-two-man squad for the team’s 2021 AFC Cup inter-zonal semifinal match against Uzbek side Nasaf, but they lost 6-0 and were eliminated from the tournament, in which he made his debut for the club.

Kauko made his Indian Super League debut against Kerala Blasters on November 19, scoring a 4-2 victory. On February 12, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over NorthEast United. He scored from outside the box, leaving goalkeeper Subhasish Chowdhury rooted to the spot. He finished the league season with three goals and six assists in twenty appearances for ATK Mohun Bagan, who finished third in the standings and were eliminated in the semi-final playoffs.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Liston Colaco

In April 2021, it was officially announced that ATK Mohun Bagan and Hyderabad FC had reached an agreement on the transfer of Liston Colaco for an undisclosed fee of around 1 crore. This transfer broke the previous record for the highest transfer fee for an Indian player set by Manvir Singh’s transfer from FC Goa to ATK Mohun Bagan for 80 lakhs.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out
ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Colaco scored his first goal for the club against Maziya S&RC in the 2021 AFC Cup on August 21, 2021. On November 19, he made his debut for Mohun Bagan against Kerala Blasters, scoring a goal in a 4-2 victory. His goal in ATKMB’s 2-1 victory over FC Goa on December 29 was one of the fastest shots in game history, clocking in at 181 km/h, replacing former England national football team captain David Beckham in sixth place. He had an outstanding season, scoring eight goals and assisting three times, the most by a domestic player. He was one of the season’s standout performers.

Colaco scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 win over Bangladeshi side Bashundhara Kings in the second group-stage match of the 2022 AFC Cup on May 21, 2022.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

Despite riding on a lot of poor performances recently, ATK Mohun Bagan does have a lot of qualified individuals who can bring the much-needed glory back to the camp. However, we at InsideSport.IN made our choice on how the Green and Maroon should line up in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League:

Vishal Kaith (GK), Pritam Kotal, Brendan Hamil, Subashish Bose, Lenny Rodrigues, Joni Kauko, Deepak Tangri, Ashique Kuruniyan, Liston Colaco, Dimitrios Petratos and Hugo Boumous.

ISL 2022-23: From Ashique Kuruniyan to Joni Kauko: Five players coach Juan Ferrando can bank on- Check Out

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