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ISL 2018-19: Cesar Ferrando – Pune City are a dangerous team

12:42 am AEDT 21/11/18
Jamshedpur FC Cesar Ferrando
Jamshedpur FC coach Cesar Ferrando believes Pune City are a dangerous team since they are searching for their first win...

Fourth-placed Jamshedpur FC take on struggling FC Pune City in the Indian Super League'(ISL) on Wednesday at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.

The Men of Steel's fortunes have been mixed in their second season of ISL so far. They have drawn five matches out of the seven they played and won two which includes a thumping win over giants FC Goa at home.

Jamshedpur had lost twice to Pune City last season. When asked if this the ideal situation to improve their record against a vulnerable Pune side, coach Cesar Ferrando said, “I can only talk about this season. I think Pune are a good team and for me, they are a dangerous team because they want to get their first victory. They have a good squad. It is a big challenge for us.”

On drawing five matches out of seven they played so far, Ferrando opined, “In football, these things happen. You have to look forward. At this moment we have to face Pune and we are ready to play this match.”

Among the Indian contingent in Jamshedpur FC, winger Michael Soosairaj has been in a scintillating form this season. The Tamil Nadu-born player has already scored three goals including a brace against FC Goa.

Praising the youngster, coach Ferrando said, “Michael Soosairaj is a very good player. Since pre-season in Segovia to now, he has improved a lot. He is doing well, he is working very hard.”

The former Atletico Madrid coach suggested that playing at home or away stadiums do not matter to him as the preparation of the team is always the same.

“Our preparations for all matches are same whether away or home. At the moment my players are focusing on tomorrow’s (Wednesday) match and they are confident that they can play very well. But of course if I have to choose I will obviously prefer playing at home,” said the Spanish coach.