NEW DELHI, Oct 14: Unbeaten in their last two matches, an upbeat Delhi Dynamos take on table toppers NorthEast United in their first home game of the Indian Super League here tomorrow.
Delhi had begun their campaign with an impressive 3-1 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC in Chennai before playing out a goal-less draw at Kochi against Kerala Blasters to collect four points from two matches.
Brazillian Marcelo Pereira was the star against Chennaiyin as he scored two goals in that match. There was a drop in form for Delhi in the match against Kerala and they would now aim for a win in their first home game – the first also for head coach Gianluca Zambrotta.
Zambrotta may have to face with the prospect of more people cheering the rival team than his side tomorrow as the Northeasterners residing here will turn up in large numbers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium but he is unfazed.
“It (fans turning up) is good for football. I am also hoping that more fans of Delhi Dynamos will come tomorrow to watch the match,” Zambrotta said at the pre-match press conference.
Asked how his game plan would be against NorthEast United tomorrow, he said, “My plan will be 11 players playing defensive as well as attacking football.”
NorthEast, on the other hand, would look to maintain their impressive run in the league, having beaten Kerala (1-0), FC Goa (2-0) and FC Pune City (1-0) while losing to Mumbai City FC (0-1).
Head coach Nelo Vingada knows that his side will get a good support from the crowd, but he said tomorrow’s match would be the toughest for his side so far in the league. – PTI