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AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco opens up on scoring a hat-trick to help ATK Mohun Bagan register their first win

ATK Mohun Bagan star, Liston Colaco has opened up on his hat-trick for the club during their 4-0 win over Bashundhara Kings in the AFC Cup on Saturday, 21 May – revealing that he is constantly working in order to prove himself on the pitch.

Colaco’s hat-trick ensured that ATK Mohun Bagan got a much-needed win in the AFC Cup considering that they lost their opener to Gokulam Kerala. The Mariners needed inspiration on the pitch and it was Colaco who provided that for Juan Ferrando’s side.

“To score a hat-trick is not easy. It requires lot of patience. I was missing something last season. So during the off-season I improved on it and I have got my first hat-trick of the season. To score a hat-trick you need to be calm in the box,” the striker said post the game.

“When I was at FC Goa, I wasn’t playing regularly. So whenever I got a chance, I I felt that I need to prove myself. So, that has kept me going. Whatever I am today, it’s because of that. I need to continue this,” he added.

Colaco who moved to ATK Mohun Bagan from Hyderabad FC in 2021, has been impressive for the Mariners so far, scoring 13 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for them.


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