Hyderabad FC will likely be eyeing a high 4 place on the finish of the primary leg once they tackle NorthEast United FC in a mid-table conflict of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Friday.
HFC are presently sixth within the league desk, with 12 factors from 9 video games whereas NorthEast United are a notch under with 11 factors.
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“This is not a normal season and I think it is almost impossible to predict who will end in the top-4 places. But for us, we will have to take it step by step, and focus on our game against NorthEast,” mentioned HFC’s head coach Manuel Marquez Roca.
The NorthEast have a powerful squad at their disposal. The likes of Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Khassa Camara and Kwesi Appiah have all been constant this season.
Indian stars like Ninthoi, Lalengmawia, Gurjinder Kumar and Ashutosh Mehta have additionally been spectacular, including some stability to the squad.
“NorthEast are a well-organised side. They are a team with a lot of young players and a smart coach. Not just Appiah, Lambot, Apuia and Ninthoi, they have a lot of quality in their squad and are a dangerous side to face,” mentioned Marquez.
“I know they have had a few poor results recently, but the performances were not bad and they can surely get a result from this game, and so can we,” he added. Marquez additionally has a lot of choices for his beginning eleven.
Joel Chianese, HalicharanNarzary and Joao Victor have been all amongst targets towards CFC and the pinnacle coach will hope that they will sustain the great work towards NorthEast United.
The likes of LluisSastre, OdeiOnaindia, Aridane Santana have additionally been ably supported by Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai and Mohammad Yasir and can all be essential for the facet’s push into the top-4.
Fran Sandaza, who limped off within the sport towards Chennaiyin, is unavailable for this conflict, confirmed Marquez.
“He (Fran) is not ready for this game but it is not a huge injury and he could be back soon. (Nikhil) Poojary is also doubtful for this game and like Fran, could be back for our next game,” revealed Marquez, when requested about damage and crew information.
While Hyderabad managed to arrest their three-match dropping streak with a commanding victory over Csaba Lazlo’s facet within the final sport, the Highlanders haven’t registered a victory in any of their final 5 video games, choosing up simply three factors.
But each groups are equally matched and will produce an thrilling contest on Friday.
“Now we have more players available than at the start of the season. It is almost impossible to play with the same XI when the schedule is so tight so may be, we can change a few things up for this game,” concluded Manolo, giving a touch concerning the line-up he would possibly area for this sport.