New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC are hoping to get back to winning ways when they take on Jamshedpur FC (JFC) in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Wednesday. Delhi started their campaign with a win over FC Pune City FC, but have suffered back-to-back defeats since then.
“In the last match, we had three to four goal-scoring opportunities, but then we made mistakes at the back. And that is a problem. For me, you need to score one at least one goal more than the opponent. I need that one goal (more) and that is my philosophy,” Delhi coach Miguel Angel Portugal said.
Delhi Dynamos beat FC Pune City 3-2 away from home in their season opener, but since then Portugal’s side has lost both its matches, conceding eight goals and scoring just one in the process.
Jamshedpur FC, on the other hand, have kept three clean sheets in as many games. Managed by former Kerala Blasters FC boss Steve Coppell, JFC have not netted a goal thus far. But Englishman Coppell has nothing, but high praise for what his team has achieved. “For a young team that has never played in the Hero ISL before, three clean sheets is a great achievement. Obviously, we would love to score. We don’t go on to the field thinking we won’t score but we are playing against some good quality sides, who have played a lot more ISL football and have more experience.”
Coppell said that Delhi’s recent dip in form doesn’t mean his team is in an advantageous position. “As I always say, previous games don’t affect you too much. It does play in the back of mind the next day. But the previous games will have no effect on the result tomorrow,” he said.