After a month long break, the I-League is back and an in form Pune FC side hosts North Easterners, Shillong Lajong FC which promises to be an exciting 21st round I-League encounter to be held at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune on Sunday at 7PM.
Derrick Pereira’s side is currently in the top four of the League table, 2012-13 edition of the I-League, with 33 points, while the Shillong outfit are in the 11th position with 19 points from 20 games played so far.
Edinho who joined Lajong on a short team loan from Blackburn Rovers and has showed early signs of goal-scoring abilities (netting 4 in a friendly) will be playing his first game in the I-League.
The 18 year old Portuguese expressed his excitement and said, “I would rather see the team win than worry about getting a goal or not. I want to celebrate with all my team mates the collective success at the end of the season”.
“People always have had big expectations from me but I don’t feel any pressure because I love my job and work very hard every day to bring joy to people scoring goals. I love that pressure because I find it very positive.”
Coach Thangboi Singto said,” The break was utilised to treat and recuperate the injured players and also to maintain players’ fitness and work on tactical aspects of the game.The addition of Edinho has brought more strength and has added that attacking spark to the team.”
Thangboi Singto also expressed his thoughts about Pune FC and said that it is a very well organised and managed team ,who can win against any team in the I-League.
“We respect the team and we are ready to give our best”, he added.
The Reds who still have few injury concerns are looking forward for a good game tomorrow ,in what will be a Showdown of the Reds.
The match will be live on Ten Action at 7PM.