Willis Plaza in happy space at Churchill Brothers
KOLKATA: Having played for East bengal , Willis Plaza It is a popular face in the city. In Calcutta now as part of Churchill brothers who will face Mohun Bagan in his I-League Kalyani Stadium match on Sunday, Plaza said they are looking to continue the momentum of the 3-0 victory over Punjab FC .
I always feel happy to visit Kolkata, since this is the first place I came to in India, said Plaza, who also scored in the opening victory. Victory is a boost for our confidence. But we are not too confident. We are just trying to keep up our hard work. At this time, we are focusing on our team and we are looking to play the best we can.
The game is ready to face Plaza against his countryman and Bagan defender, Daneil Cyrus. The forward does not believe that the duel between them has much influence in the game. It will be Plaza vs Bagan, he joked, before rectifying. I mean Churchill vs Bagan. It is an advantage to meet him. I played with him in the national team and against him at club level. He never won against me. I want to keep it that way.
Plaza's time at East bengal was not always smooth as he faced a lot of criticism. Without naming anyone, he put a bit of blame on his former teammates.
"Football in Goa is different from Kolkata. The problem was not East bengal , but the players. When everyone is playing for himself only, it becomes a problem as there are 11 players on the pitch. Churchill is about the team...we play together and understand each other. I see players in Kolkata play for money. I also play for money but, in order to win, I need support and I must reciprocate," he added. "Also, at that time I had some family issues and injury concerns. Now, I have a free mind and am enjoying the game."