ISL: Mumbai City FC star Sony Norde seeks support from Kolkata fans

Written by: Sujata Sarkar
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Kolkata, Oct 25: Despite the presence of Diego Forlan, the fans thronged the gates of Rabindra Sarobar Stadium and cheered for Haitian international Sony Norde. [Atletico de Kolkata Vs Mumbai City FC - Preview]

Norde did not disappoint the crowd and with a smiling face entertained all the requests from his fans and gave away autographs. [Full schedule of ISL 2016] [Full list of squads for ISL 2016]

Sony Norde (Image courtesy: ISL Twitter handle)

Addressing the media, the Mumbai City FC star said: "After all, Kolkata is my second home."

But he knows that on Tuesday the crowd at the Stadium will not support him in the Indian Super League match between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC as Norde will be seen in action for the Mumbai-based franchise side.

Still, Norde looked optimistic and clarified: “Your opinion might not be correct. Kolkata’s football loving people will also support me along with ATK. I know Kolkata crowd likes me a lot. I watched it when Mohun Bagan won the I-League last time.” 

Norde who avoided the question whether he would be continuing with Mohun Bagan this season also, commented: “ATK is an unbeaten side in the league. Despite the fact that their key striker Postiga is injured, they have also other quality footballers like Hume, Javi Lara. So it will not be an easy match.”

However, Jose Molina, the ATK coach looked giving more attention to Norde than Forlan for this match. Molina said: “Norde has a different style of play. He pretends to be cutting inside from the flank. But he does not do that all the time. He is very deceptive. I have planned to stop him in today’s match.”

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