FC Goa will be keen on getting their campaign back on track in their must-win game against Delhi Dynamos FC, who are also struggling to find the net and will want to win the game to make it to the top four.
FC Goa have just four points from their first six matches but the coach Zico is sure that the campaign can be back on track if they can manage a win against Delhi Dynamos at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Sunday. “I think with 20 points we can be in the top four. May be, even with less points we can be in the semi-finals with the results that are happening at the moment,” Zico said.
FC Goa lost both their matches at home so far. A last-minute winner helped FC Pune City walk away with full points from Goa and in the last game, Kerala Blasters fought their way back for a victory after being a goal down at the break. Despite the setbacks, Zico is confident that his team has the ability to spark a turnaround.
“I think not just this game against Delhi Dynamos but all matches are crucial. Judging from the situation we are now, it’s much more important to win now. We have the ability to win this game, finish the first leg with seven points and in the second phase, get our campaign back on track,” said Zico.
Despite the struggles of Goa, they can take heart from their record against Delhi where the latter have won just one game out of the six times the teams have faced each other.
Winless for the last five matches, this is a must-win game for Delhi as well. Delhi Dynamos started the ISL with a flourish as they dethroned Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in Chennai but since defeating the defending champions, they have only managed four points from their last five matches.
“I am not frustrated with our situation. It’s important for us to maintain a good attitude and remain positive. If we continue in the same manner, we will have good results,” said Zambrotta.
A win for Delhi Dynamos will take them to the top four with 10 points and ensure their place close to the first three teams. A win for FC Goa will help them above FC Pune City on seventh place but Zico knows the win can be a catalyst when the second phase kicks off.