ISL 2017: Alexandre Guimaraes - Our team is starting to understand Achille Emana's game

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Guimaraes mentioned that he wouldn't resort to rotating his squad in every game this season...

Mumbai City head coach Alexandre Guimaraes is content with the side's start to the season and is expecting a good show from his players when they face ATK in Mumbai on Sunday.

"When we started this season, we had a different set of players compared to the previous season. So we needed to adapt in order to get the balance right.

"We've shown a different kind of attack during the last game and even during the second half against Kerala Blasters. I'm happy," said Guimaraes, who dismissed any calls for rotation of his squad due to fixture congestion. 

"Because it's a long season, teams generally tend to field three or four different players. We won't be doing that. That isn't our style of play. The longer season allows us enough time to recover and also practice certain situations. I'm pretty sure other coaches are also doing the same."

Mumbai City are fifth in the league table with seven points whereas their opponents are languishing at the bottom of the table.

"We are different, ATK are different. It's another home game but we'll need to play well. If we're capable to win tomorrow (on Sunday), we will be in the top four."

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Achille Emana failed to get going initially for Mumbai but put in a match-winning display in the side's home win against Chennaiyin FC last weekend.

"Our team is starting to understand Achille Emana's game and we now know where to utilize him. It's tough for a foreigner to come in and perform right away but he's doing well as we saw in the last game."

Striker Balwant Singh has also managed to chip in with goals for Mumbai.

"Balwant Singh likes to compete very much. He's showing that and we're glad. We're taking care of him and he is very important for us."

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