Delhi Dynamos F.C. will be eyeing their first home win of the season when they face Kerala Blasters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. Both the teams find themselves struggling at the wrong end of the table and will be hoping to turn things around.
Dynamos come into this game on the back of a pulsating 2-2 draw away to Chennaiyin F.C. while Blasters managed a 1-1 draw against FC Pune City at home.
Head Coach Miguel Angel Portugal heaped praise on his side that showed great determination and commitment to come back from a goal down and earn a point against Chennai. Guyon Fernandez’s late goal helped Dynamos end their losing run, and it was a performance that pleased Portugal.
“The most important part of last game was that we played well and scored goals. The point was good for the morale and confidence of the side. It is normal to celebrate a goal because we ended a losing streak. The celebration was not for a point but it was for the way we performed,” Coach Portugal said in his pre-match press conference.
The Lions are yet to win at home this season, a stat that the former Real Madrid Technical Director wants to change.
“We have played 3 matches at home and have lost them. But I am hoping we can change that now.”
Coach Portugal meanwhile was all praises for his opposite number David James and termed Blasters as a very difficult side and one that is still unknown to majority.
“David James was a great goalkeeper and usually goalkeepers make good coaches. He is a good coach and it will be a tough match. Blasters have a new coach so their philosophy will also be different. It will be a really tough match for us,” he concluded.