Dynamos target hat-trick of wins at home in ISL
new delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC will look to extend their winning run at home when they lock horns with FC Pune City in the Hero Indian Super League here on Friday.
Having fallen out of the race for the top four early in the season, Dynamos can now only hope to end on a high when they welcome FC Pune City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Delhi are unbeaten in their last five games and have won back-to-back against ATK and Mumbai City FC at home. Portugal will be looking to complete a hat-trick against FC Pune City, who have already made it to the playoffs.
"The mood in the team is very good after the wins. But now we need to play again to win," Portugal said about his team's recent form at the pre-match media interaction.
The Spanish tactician put the onus on the opposition saying his team will be under no pressure.
"We'll be playing to be happy. Pune needs to win the game," he said.
In the reverse fixture between the two teams, which was Delhi's first game of the season, Portugal's men prevailed 3-2.
While Pune have already made it to the playoffs, their humiliating 0-4 loss to FC Goa in their last game has not gone down too well with their fiery coach Ranko Popovic, who wants them to get back to winning ways before the big playoff games.
"We have to show last game was just an accident. The problem is not when you lose, the problem is when you show no desire to win and that's what happened to us."