FC Pune City are ready with all enthusiasm for their second Indian Super League (ISL) game against Mumbai City FC at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Pune could not make any goal nor forfeited one when it played against Delhi Dynoamos in their opening match and are gearing up now to record their first win in the tournament.
In fact, what could be said as the Maharashtra ISL derby, both teams from Maharashtra are eager to make the first win on Saturday, while FC Pune City managed to pick up a point in their first fixture against Delhi Dynamos, whereas Mumbai City FC lost to Atletico de Kolkata in the inaugural ISL 2014 match at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
Franco Colomba’s side had an average outing in its opening game but still returned with a draw in Delhi and have set their eyes seriously on beating Mumbai team on their home turf, which is feasible if they prove their mettle.
The Pune team will be relying more on marquee signing David Trezeguet and Kostas Katsouranis to lead them into a win tomorrow.
Their head coach Franco Colomba said: “This is a very important game for us as we chase our first victory in the ISL.”
Although Pune managed a draw against Delhi, there were a few areas of improvement that he said his team has identified.”We have worked on them over the past two days. We are filling the gaps and I am confident that our side will put up a strong performance.”
Lenny Rodriguez was in great form in the last game and the entire team is hoping that the midfield will save them during this campaign. And Emanuele Belardi, who made some great saves in the last game is also expected to repeat the same on Saturday.