I-League : Minerva Face Lajong Test
Minerva Punjab FC will host Shillong Lajong in the thirteen-round game of Hero I-League 2016-17. Both teams suffered narrow defeats in their last match, and would like to get back to winning ways.
Head Coach of Shillong Lajong FC Thangboi Singto along with Brazilian striker Fabio Pena attended the Press Conference while Surinder Singh came along with Moinuddin, a former U19 international player.
Thangboi Singto sounded pretty confident on finishing at a respectable position this season, “Our best finish in I-League history was 6th place and right now we are definitely going to fight for the top finish this season.”
“This isn’t my first visit here. I was here already when we played and lost to JCT, after Baljit Saini’s hat-trick”, added Thangboi Singto.
On being asked about whether three back to back away games are going to be taxing for his boys, Singto stated that it will be a tough ride against these three teams who are performing very well at the moment.
“We played Minerva at home already, it was a tough game, but goals win you games. We are ready for the challenge tomorrow.”
Brazilian Fabio Pena also told the press that he’s rearing to go and give it shot tomorrow where he’ll play his maiden Hero I-League game akin to almost the entire squad.
Surinder Singh, head coach of Minerva Punjab FC, was asked about his team’s performance so far and Surinder stated, “We had faced a steeper schedule of playing four away games on a trot at the start of the season.”
Minerva defender Moinuddin, who formerly played for the Indian U19 side for the AFC Championships, also stated that it feels good playing for this club and they are looking for three points tomorrow.
Kickoff tomorrow will be at 7 PM and the game will be streamed on livestream.i-league.org.