Currently placed at the ninth spot of the league standings, Delhi Dynamos will lock horns with the high flying FC Goa side on Saturday evening on their home soil. Speaking ahead of the face-off, assistant coach Shakti Chauhan discussed the areas of improvement in the squad. Chauhan stressed on the need to enhance the finishing skills of the players.
‘’In the last two matches at home, we dominated the proceedings and had most of the (ball) possession. Sometimes, we play well but don’t score. It has been two games that we haven’t scored now and so we are talking of our finishing,’’ he commented.
Further, he applauded players Albino Gomes and the young Lallianzuala Chhangte for their impressive performance so far. The assistant coach also expressed his belief in Sukhdev Patil who will feature between the sticks in the absence of custodian Gomes who has been sidelined due to injury.
‘’Albino Gomes is definitely one of the best goalkeepers in India. Unfortunately, he’s suffering with an injury. The medical team is looking after him. If you look at Sukhdev (Patil), he too is among the prominent and upcoming talents.
"When I compare (Lallianzuala) Chhangte to the previous Indian players on wings, he is definitely one of the most talented and upcoming players. Chhangte has been part of different football set-ups and academies where he got the opportunity to work with the national coaches. So his technical ability is definitely better than players who played in the previous years.’’
Lastly, he shared an update on full-back Sena Ralte’s fitness saying, ‘’Sena Ralte is doing good. Maximum players are available for the selection (tomorrow).’’