Riding on the back of goalless draws, both FC Pune City and Chennayin FC would be looking to exorcise their demons and grab all three points by force. Although FC Pune City have been clinical infront of goal, their inconsistent form could be a major source of worry, meanwhile Chennaiyin FC flaunting a resolute defense would look to go neck and neck with league leaders Atletico de Kolkata.
David Trezeguet has not featured for three games for the Punekars, and according to coach Colomba, it is nothing but squad rotation.
“I think it’s normal for a team to make changes, because we play every three or four days,” Colomba said.
Meanwhile FC Pune City would be looking to turn their eyes to former Arsenal and Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant, who recently signed with the Hritik Roshan co-owned franchisee.
“Jermaine is a very big player; he’s played in very strong teams,He has the pace and the quality to grow and develop other young players.” explained Colomba
Meanwhile for Chennaiyin FC, this game is all about composure, focus and three points. Player-cum-coach Marco Materazzi believes that this game is no less than a final.
“It’s not ideal but this happens in football. In a couple of those games we should have won three points, but there was one game also where we scored late to earn a point. There is no point looking back now. We have six more finals in the league stage starting tomorrow,” said Marco.
I think that’s very normal. Elano has already played eight games and despite the tactics and strategies of other teams, he has still managed to score. I am not worried about, ” praised Materazzi.
Elano has certainly been the standout performer in the Super League and the Brazilian has captivated the country with his flair and magic.
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