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Job far from being done: MB mid-fielder Joseba Beitia

Thursday - February 27, 2020 6:57 pm , Category : SPORTS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Mohun Bagan may be sitting pretty 11 points clear at the top of the I-League table, but Joseba Beitia, fondly referred to as the ‘Midfield Magician by the Mariners, expressed that the job is far from being done.
"We know that we are going fast. We have seven matches still left and we have a task," Beitia stated to www.i-league.org.
"I won't deny we are in a favourable position. But we need to continue what we have done until now. We want to win all our remaining matches, no matter how many points we are leading by at this point," Beitia stressed. "The job is far from being done."
Since going down to Churchill Brothers FC Goa on December 8 last year, the Green and Maroons have gone on to bag 31 points from possible 33 as they lead second-placed Punjab FC by 11 points at the top of the I-League table.
Their scintillating run in the ongoing I-League season includes 6 consecutive wins, but the Spaniard showed immense respect for other teams while labelling the league as "unpredictable and very difficult."
"The I-League is unpredictable and very difficult. It puts you in front of a new challenge every day. Every team is capable of beating others. We might have won ten matches but no one shouldn't tag us as favourites. We have to stay focused," the 29-year-old former Real Sociedad II midfielder mentioned.
Beitia also lauded Sheikh Sahil, Nongdamba Naorem, Sankar Roy, Ashutosh Mehta and the entire Indian contingent of Mohun Bagan who he labelled as "marvellous."
"It's not about any individual, I always believe in totality. It's team Mohun Bagan who have garnered the results until now. The Indian talents have done tremendously well and they can surely achieve more should they continue the good work they have done till now."
The former Real Sociedad II midfielder, who idealises Lionel Messi also shares a warm relation with Real Sociedad skipper Asier Illarramendi since the wee days of his career.
"We share a good bond between us and talk a lot. We discuss football, personal stuff and a lot," he revealed.

--IANS bbh/