Aizawl, Jan 12 (CNMSPORTS) Aizawl FC will try to get back to winning ways after losing their last match against Mohun Bagan as the reigning champions host Chennai City FC on Saturday on their first home match in 2018 with the people of Aizawl city eyeing all three points against the southern outfit.
Aizawl FC are trailing the League leaders Minerva Punjab by nine points having played two matches fewer. Chennai City will play their penultimate away match of the season after showing their potential against Shillong Lajong to garner a hard-earned point from the capital city of Meghalaya.
Chennai City garnered four points from their last two away-matches against Mohun Bagan and Shillong Lajong and head coach V Soundararajan is brimming with confidence as they prepare to face the champions.
"We have recruited more players from the rural areas this season and the boys are doing well. Aizawl will be our second last away match and we hope to have a better result in our home matches. Top four is still a possibility and we will fight in our remaining matches," said V Soundararajan.
Chennai City pride themselves on nurturing local players and team captain Michael Soosairaj is a testament to their philosophy. Speaking of Soossairaj head coach V Soundararajan said: "Soosairaj has represented Tamil Nadu in the Santosh Trophy for many years and he is really a talented player. He's been in the club for a long time and he always gives 100 per cent in every match."
Chennai City's Slovenian goalkeeper Uros Poljanec is the lone foreign goalkeeper in the league and the Slovenian goalkeeper spoke highly of Indian goalkeepers.