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Delhi seek to snap two-match losing streak in 2nd home game

New Delhi: Having suffered two consecutive defeats, including an embarrassing 0-2 loss to NorthEast United in their first ISL home game, Delhi Dynamos will have to regroup themselves when they take on newcomers Jamshedpur FC here on Tuesday.

The Dynamos began their campaign with a win against FC Pune City but then suffered losses against Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United and are now among the bottom-two on the standings with three points from as many matches.
They had overwhelming possession in the match against NorthEast but could create very few goal-scoring chances. The absence of Uruguayan forward Matias Mirajbe and Sena Ralte was felt in that match, their first at home this season.
Both Mirajbe and Ralte will still not be fit for tomorrow but head coach Miguel Angel Portugal was not unduly worried.
"Ralte and Matias are not ready yet and they will not play tomorrow. They will need another week," Portugal said.
"But we have 22-23 players in the squad. It is not just about one player and we need nearly half of them only for a match," he added. Young Lallianzuala Chhangte -- who starred in Dynamos' lone win against Pune -- was brought on from the bench in the previous match and Portugal said he may start tomorrow.
"It is possible. We play so many matches in a short space of time so we need to make full use of the squad," he said.
He attributed Dynamos' defeat to NorthEast to individual errors both in defence and attack. "We made too many individual errors in defence as well as in attack. 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," he said.

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