Mumbai City FC assistant coach Oscar Bruzon in the pre-match press conference teased their fans by hinting that their marquee player cum manager Nicolas Anelka is ready for his debut and would a probablya play some part in their upcoming home match against FC Goa on Sunday.
The former Premier league star has only been seen performing his touchline duties for Mumbai City, as he anxiously awaited to regain his match fitness.
Oscar Bruzon was seen adding fuel to the fire, as he generated further momentum regarding Anlekaa s debut. Bruzon said Anelka would be seen a very soon,a before being forced to reveal that Anleka would a probablya feature on Sunday.
Mumbai City come into the game after defeating Delhi Dynamos and will look to build on a winning streak. The poor start to the second edition of the Hero Indian Super League should provide enough motivation against league leaders FC Goa, as Mumbai City aim to avoid the wooden spoon award.
a We need to keep the momentum going,a said Bruzon.
a This is a very tough game. We are playing with the leaders who have done good work in the first few games. We played well against Delhi (Dynamos) who were leaders, and now against the new leaders, we have to show the same attitude. I will maintain that our team is the strongest in the ISL and need to be back on track,a said Bruzon.
FC Goa, on the other hand, are sitting pretty on top of the standings with chief coach Zico pleased with his teama s performance as he compared his performance to last year in the pre-match conference.
a I feel satisfied to know we are doing well. At this stage last year we had probably three or four points but now we are doing well. We want to carry on with this,a said Zico.
The Guars, after being thrashed by Chennaiyin, have returned to winning ways in their last two matches. FC Goa have shown determination to nick results despite having gone behind early in the match.
a I always tell my players; ita s better that you do not concede goals, but even if you concede a goal, we must have the strength to come back. In the last two games, we have made strong comebacks,a said Zico.