Roberto Carlosa Delhi Dynamos welcome Marco Materazzia s Chennaiyin FC, as both teams lock horns in search of a victory in the second round of the Hero Indian Super League.
Carlos infuriated by Delhi Dynamosa lackadaisical approach against FC Goa, took to the field for 45 minutes after almost three years in the opening encounter. Even the presence of the Brazilian World Cup winner couldna t inspire his team from the clutches of defeat. Goa, consisting of a Brazilian World Cup winner of their own in Lucio, won with two first half goals.
Dynamosa manager Carlos was quite satisfied from his teama s performance, despite not being able to breach the FC Goa defence, isna t going to tinker much with the starting lineup while restricting himself to a second half role. Ita d be interesting to see if the young striker on loan from West Bromich Albion, Adil Nabi, gets the nod ahead of Vinicius.
a I am very satisfied with the manner my team played. I am sorry to my fans for losing. But sometimes it is better to play well and lose,a said Carlos, who is now hoping the home fans will inspire his side on Thursday.
a My fans are the best,a he said
Chennaiyin FCa s ambitions were given a rude awakening after their loss to defending champions, Atletico de Kolkata in the opening match. Chennaiyin would need to make sure that defensive blunders arena t repeated, while being clinical upfront.
Coach Marco Materazzi, after serving a one match ban, will make his return to the dug-out. Chennaiyin FC, one of the favourites for the titles, will be inspired to see their Italian manager return to the dug-out.
But Elano Blumer will need to step up his level as he aims to play a more influential role against Delhi Dynamos. Fikru Teferra who missed a few chances against Atletico is doubtful to start to game but may play a part later on in the game.