I-League 2017/18: Despite injury, Mohun Bagan captain Sony Norde shows class by taking over training session
Sony Norde is expected to return to action on January 21, when Mohun Bagan meet their arch-rivals East Bengal.
What’s the story?
Mohun Bagan’s captain Sony Norde, who is out of action due to a knee injury, once again proved his commitment towards the club with a special gesture. He came for the practice session at the club ground in Kolkata on Tuesday and helped out head coach, Shankarlal Chakraborty by actively getting involved in the tactical discussions with the team.
In case you didn’t know...
The Haitian international got injured during Mohun Bagan’s I-League encounter against Churchill Brothers at the Barasat Stadium, Kolkata.
He was rested against Shillong Lajong but started the game against Neroca FC. However, he had to be stretchered off before the end of the match.
The heart of the matter
Norde joined his teammates during the last practice session before they face Minerva Punjab FC on Wednesday. Like a true leader, he came forward and started to explain his counterparts the tactics which they should use to break open Minerva’s defence.
The players, as well as coach Shankarlal, were glued to the animated discussion which Norde was having with them and made sure that the captain’s words were turned into action.
The Mariners have an uphill task at hand as they remain stagnant at the fifth position on the table. On top of that they are up against a team which have lost just one of their seven encounters and are second in standings.
Mohun Bagan will have to look for three points or else bid goodbye to their title aspirations.
Norde has done something which would make the club officials very happy. Being a senior and experienced member of the team, he is the right person to help Shankarlal with his coaching duties as the gaffer has just taken over the head coach’s position from Sanjoy Sen and is yet to settle down.
Norde’s few tips here and there might help the Bagan players unlock the key to Minerva’s goal and help the cause of the team as well.