ISL: Marcos Tebar - Delhi Dynamos improving step-by-step

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After spending a season at FC Pune City, Spanish midfielder Marcos Tebar has returned to Delhi Dynamos for the fifth ISL season...

Marcos Tebar was a vital cog in FC Pune City’s midfield in the 2017-18 season of Indian Super League (ISL).

The Spanish midfielder played a crucial role as the Stallions reached the playoffs for the first time in their ISL history. The player then chose to return to Delhi Dynamos, a club he served in the third season of ISL.

"The facilities at Dynamos are one of the best in the world. We try to make the most of it. We are starting to play the way the coach wants and we are hopeful to play good football. Also, my style of play is similar to the style that we are following this season," explained Tebar. 

"I like the league and I think Delhi Dynamos are improving step-by-step. I was also happy to play for both teams (FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos). The season starts late in India. I got some offers from Spain but I decided to come here after talking to coach (Josep) Gombau. He wanted me to do a role which satisfied me and I came here."

Tebar's former club has hired last season's Delhi Dynamos coach Miguel Angel Portugal for the new season. The Lions have appointed Spanish coach Josep Gombau instead. 

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"With a different coach, you have a different style of play and you have to work hard to adapt. Gomabu likes to pay from behind and hold the ball. Last year I was successful for Pune City as we reached the playoffs and this season we would like to rectify our (Delhi's) small errors and win."

The former Real Madrid youth player expressed his affinity towards ISL and trusts the Indian youngsters to improve on the field.

"The Indian players have improved a lot than what I saw two years ago. I think this is important as we foreigners have come not only to raise the standard of the league but also help the Indians as well. I think in the following years we will see more of the improvements.

"I played one year in England and that was a great experience for me. I had an offer from Delhi Dynamos and also offers from Spain. But I decided to change. Football here is also great and it is a big show. I like the league and so I came here."