Vastavam web: Banking on home advantage, Mumbai City FC will look for their second win this season when they clash with an in-form Chennaiyan FC side in the Indian Super League (ISL) here tomorrow.So far in four games, Mumbai City FC have won a lone match against FC Goa. They have lost two and drawn their last away game 1-1 against Kerala Blasters, having come back from a goal down.Mumbai City FC coach Alexandre Guimaries would be eager that his boys pull up their socks and put up a spirited show.
Their hopes will mostly depend on the performance of their star player and striker Balwant Singh, who needs to fire up front.Mumbai boast of some good defenders and midfielders, who need to restrict the opposition attack, and their in-form goalkeeper Amrider Singh needs to showcase his talent to stop the Chennai strikers.Mumbai City FC skipper Lucian Goain admitted that the outing won’t be an easy affair.According to the Mumbai skipper, the most important thing is that they take control of the game from the beginning.
“We have to be prepared for everything, the most important for us is to control the game, to set the rythum of the game, so we will begin with this idea from the beginning,” he quipped.Their star striker Jeje Lalpekhlua scored at a perfect time in the last game and the team management would have their hopes pinned on him.Asked about Jeje, Gregory said, “For him possibly (I am relieved). When a large part of your job is scoring goals, which he is done not only for his club but for his country (India), and the fact that he hadn t scored going into the fourth match was very unusual for him, fortunately other people had been scoring, which obviously takes a lot of pressure off Jeje.Back in England, people like Alan Shearer have all gone through barren spells, when we needed it the other night, he (Jeje) came with the goods,” Gregory added.