Atletico de Kolkata captain Sanju Pradhan today said they were determined to leave behind the controversy surrounding their players and also appealed to the media to focus more on the game as they prepare for the match against Kerala Blasters.
ATK's marquee manager Antonio Habas, their forward Fikru Teferra and goal keeper Pradipkumar Bhaktawer were suspended for breaching disciplinary codes during their ISL outing in Margao.
"Football is a physical game. It was their home ground and it got a bit intense. It keeps happening and did not happen for the first time in football," Pradhan said on the eve of the match.