“I have always been honest about the way I have played the game. And due to the circumstances around me at the moment, I am stepping down as the captain of SC East Bengal,” the 32-year-old announced on Twitter.
As always, I will always give less than 100% to clubs, shirts and supporters … https://t.co/G4Idc87M22
– Arindam Bhattacharya (ArindamGK) 1642242955000
“As always, whenever I get on the pitch I give the club, the shirt and the supporters nothing less than 100%. And when I’m out of it, I’ll be there to help with whatever is needed. Let’s end the season.” In the best possible way, “he added.
Bhattacharya, who was given golden gloves with the cleanest sheet ATK Mohan BaganRunners-up finished last season, switching allegiance to SCEB in their second season ISL Appearance and Captain created.
But things did not turn out as he had hoped, as he struggled with a porous defense at his disposal, conceding nine goals in seven games this season.
He was also struggling with an injury that kept him out of all four matches this season.
East Bengal, who have six points from six draws and five defeats, will take on FC Goa on January 19.