"I was amazed the way Sporting played East Bengal without any of their foreign players. They have a lot of spunk and are energetic. They will come hard at us. We have to be extra cautious against them," said Colaco to the Navhind Times.
"My players should not take this game lightly. Sporting are a dangerous team and against East Bengal, they demonstrated that they could match anyone even if they do not have any foreign player on the field," added Armando.
Sporting are on a high after their draw with East Bengal and are confident of a top performance against defending champions, Dempo SC too.
"We were worried in the opening match but now that the boys have proved themselves, they will feel much more confident and relieved. I'm sure we can perform in the same manner against Dempo," said Technical Director Alex Alvares.
"We do not feel the need to make any changes (to the lineup from the previous game). The boys are capable of upsetting the odds," he added.
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