Jamshedpur FC (JFC) are set to play their first home match this season at the JRD Tata Sports Complex when they face ATK on Sunday. They have made a strong start to the tournament by picking up four points from two matches and will look to go on top by picking up the three points against ATK.
Jamshedpur conceded twice against Bengaluru FC in their last match and head coach Cesar Ferrando is determined to tighten things at the back.
“I am happy with the performance against Bengaluru FC. But we conceded two easy goals. We have to work on that and work together. We have to defend well. We have to choose 11 players and that depends on how the players before the game. We are working so that we don’t concede easy goals anymore,” said Ferrando.
Former Jamshedpur FC coach Steve Coppell will be in the opposition dugout and it seems that Ferrando does not want to leave empty-handed against the person who he has replaced.
“ATK are a good a team. Their team has improved from the first match and they have a good coach. Next match against ATK for me is the most important match of the season. We will try our best. We need to play like a team and I am sure we can win tomorrow. Steve (Coppell) did a good job when he was here. He knows a lot of players. I hope we play well in front of Steve Coppell.”
The coach informed that Mobashir Rahman is injured and Gaurav Mukhi will remain on the bench but chose not to show his cards when it came to Tim Cahill.
“Tim is improving every day. He is a great professional. Tim may play or may not play tomorrow. At Jamshedpur, we don’t go by names. For me, every player is the same. I look at the performance and not the name,” Ferrando signed off.