Dynamos seek to build a winning momentum
New Delhi, Oct 28 (PTI) A sound thrashing of Chennaiyin FC having boosted their confidence, Delhi Dynamos would look to take forward the momentum when they clash with NorthEast United FC in their Hero Indian Super League fixture here tomorrow.
After two consecutive draws, Delhi notched up their first win of the tournament on October 25 by drubbing the Chennai side 4-1 through three spectacular goals and another from the penalty spot to the huge delight of home fans and coach Harm van Veldhoven.
The Dutch coach talked about his attacking brand of football and goals that would come by before the tournament but he was finding it difficult to answer questions after his side could get just two goals in the first two matches.
Now that his players have tasted their first victory with four goals against a quality side like Chennaiyin, who have come after winning their first two matches, Veldhoven is expected to maintain the tempo tomorrow also.
NorthEast, however, would be a tough team to beat, having won two out of four matches (one match a draw and the other a loss) they have played so far and now at second spot in the league table with seven points. They have also come here on a high after defeating Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their first away match.
Delhi, on five points and fourth in league table, will have another reason to win tomorrow’s match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as after this they will be on the road for three games before returning home for their November 13 contest against FC Goa.
Veldhoven is likely to stick to the starting lie-up that played against Chennaiyin FC but Brazilian Gustavo Dos Santos, who scored a goal just after coming onto the field in the 89th minute through a solo effort, could be given more playing time.