A goal deep into the second half secured all three points for FC Pune City, as they leapfrog Delhi Dynamos into fourth. An animated coach Franco Colomba was involved in a tussle in injury time, however this would not affect his celebrations later.
“This victory was a fruit of our labour in preparation, after the previous defeat. It means a lot to our team. I had to rest a few players in the last match due to the schedule, and that showed as our team performed well today,” said Colomba.
The Italian made as many as six changes to his side, and started with Israil Gurung instead of Ashutosh Mehta on the left wing.
“It’s not fair, because I pick players according to their ability and how they can help the match. For movement and finishing, I have David Trezeguet. For pace and strength, I have Dudu and Goossens. I decide according to the situation.” he added.
Franco Colomba ran onto the field in a Jose Mourinho-esque style as his team sealed all three points, “I am still a player in my head. I have always been like this, whichever team I have managed. And when I am happy, that is the way I express it,” he explained.
Meanwhile Israil Gurung commented on the player’s fitness, he said “The players are in good shape and are fit to play. It doesn’t matter whom the coach picks, we will perform” , while talking to ISL Media Team
“When the competition is good, the performances are bound to be good.” Gurung concluded.