ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata's Helder Postiga warns against complacency before semi-final 2nd leg

Kolkata: One step closer to the final with their 3-2 win against Mumbai City FC in the first leg of the semi-final, former champions Atletico de Kolkata must guard themselves against complacency ahead of the second leg, marquee player Helder Postiga said on Sunday.

 ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkatas Helder Postiga warns against complacency before semi-final 2nd leg

File photo of Helder Postiga. AFP

"We only have two days to recover. We must remember that it’s another game and another day. We have to forget the results, focus and work hard. We have to control the happiness," the Portuguese World Cupper said a day after their team's thrilling 3-2 win.

ATK drew the first blood with Lalrindikda Ralte's strike in the third minute but Mumbai City FC bounced back to strike twice in nine minutes to snatch a lead.

But it was Iain Hume, who struck a double, including one from a penalty, which was won by Postiga in added time in an action-packed first-half.

"We have played with passion yesterday (Saturday). Now our job is to focus on the second leg," Postiga said about their 13 December match as a goal aggregate will determine the finalist.

Showering praise on Hume, he said: "Everyone knows he is a quality player. He showed yesterday again that he can make a difference. I am so happy for him."

Asked whether he is mulling retirement after this season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the 34-year-old said: "May be, I will see after winning the ISL. At the moment, I don't know. I will see after I go back home and sit with my family. I am happy with my career, having played more than 15 years of professional football with top European clubs."

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2016 21:08:36 IST

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