I-League Preview: Aizawl looks to turn the table at home

DSK Shivajians player Sairuatkima, expressed his excitement, "I am looking forward to the match tomorrow. I am hoping to be able to beat Aizawl F.C. again." Sairuatkima had played and won against Aizawl F.C.

Aizawl is looking to come back with a victory after its defeat at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.   -  I-League Media

DSK Shivajians has headed towards Aizawl for its sixth match this I-League season. With just five points from as many games, Shivajians is desperate to add points, especially more so after its goalless draw against Mohun Bagan in the fifth round at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune.

Shivajians manager Dave Rogers anticipates a taxing match tomorrow, “We expect a tough game tomorrow, but we are ready for it.” He adds that “passion, energy, quick balls, and fast attacking” are important elements of the “Dave Rogers way of football.”

In spite of its current position in the table, he praises his boys, “I am proud of my players, and the progress they have been making this season.”

Shivajians player Sairuatkima, a Mizo player, also expresses his excitement, “I am looking forward to the match tomorrow. I am hoping to be able to beat Aizawl F.C. again.” Sairuatkima had played and won against Aizawl F.C. before for Dinthar F.C.

Meanwhile, Aizawl is also looking to come back with a victory after its defeat at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. It has conceded 2 goals in its match against debutants Chennai City F.C, losing three vital points.

Head coach Khalid Jamil maintains, “Tomorrow’s match is an important one, and I cannot predict a win but we will try our best” and asserts “DSK Shivajians are one of the best teams in the I-League.”

Unwilling to divulge his starting lineup for tomorrow, he added, “If there is any need to change the line up from the previous match (against Mohun Bagan), we will do so.”

Alfred Jaryan also chips in, “We will try our best tomorrow.” Just below the Kolkata duo Kingfisher East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, with 10 points from their last 5 matches, Aizawl will attempt to further strengthen its position in the table tomorrow.

However, though four slots below them at the seventh position, Shivajians will not be easy opponents for the home side.

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