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Anelka wary about Atletico

Nicolas Anelka is satisfied with his team and in a position to eye a semifinal finish for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.

Going into the seventh match on Sunday, the Frenchman is wary about Atletico de Kolkata.

Mumbai City is among the first four in the ISL 2015 at present. Anelka is cautious about the road ahead. “There are many games to come. If we have to fight on the pitch, the position (on the league table) can change very quickly. I keep telling my players there is a long way to go. Most important thing is to reach the semis.”

The home side has won three matches in a row, but opponent ATK lost three on the trot.

Anelka points out the intensity of competition among the teams. “There are no easy games here. ATK is a good team and play hard, even if it is tough for them right now, like it happened to us earlier. When things are not going your way, you have to be patient and work hard in training.”

Mumbai City lost the opener, drew goalless next and tasted defeat in the third tie.

Three consecutive home wins at the D.Y. Patil stadium puts MCFC in a dominant position now.

Anelka said: “Everyone wants to win, on the pitch it is a different game. We try our best and see what happens (versus ATK).”

He is in command, but has not played a full game. “Of course I want to play and score goals, but you have to make everybody happy.”

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