New Delhi, Nov 13: His team struggling to find the net, Delhi Dynamos’ marquee manager-cum-player Roberto Carlos today indicated they will go all out in their quest to earn full points in the Indian Super League (ISL) match against Atletico de Kolkata here tomorrow. The Brazil and Real Madrid legend will be pleased that his players on international duty will return to the Dynamos camp and he will be able to pick them against the defending champions. (read: Mumbai 0-0 Pune – 1st Half LIVE | ISL 2015 Live Score Updates Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City, Indian Super League 2015) Also Read - Former India Cricketer Robin Singh Fined, Car Impounded For Breaching Lockdown Rules
Carlos said he will start his two strikers Robin Singh, who scored India’s only goal against Guam in the World Cup qualifier yesterday, and Adil Nabi tomorrow.”Tomorrow, I am considering to start (Adil) Nabi with Robin Singh. We will be attacking and want a win. I will see what is the best. I will position the team so that Robin and Nabi can play together,” said Carlos.Asked whether he himself will take the field, Carlos said, “It depends. It’s possible. For me I feel very happy when I am on the pitch. I have fun when I play football.” Also Read - Former India All-Rounder Robin Singh Appointed Director of Cricket For UAE
The return of marquee player Helder Postiga means Atletico de Kolkata will have a spring in their step when they take on the might of Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.Postiga scored two goals in his team’s 3-2 win over Chennaiyin FC in the ISL opener on October 3 and was stretchered out due to injury. He has not played since then but has now rejoined the team, although it was not clear whether he has got the all-clear to start playing competitive matches again. Also Read - ISL: Atletico de Kolkata Smash Debutants Hyderabad FC For 5-0 Rout
“We were all waiting for him,” Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas said during the pre-match media briefing where the marquee player himself was also present and said he was glad to return to Atletico de Kolkata. The Portugal striker said, “I am at this moment in my last phase of recovery. I am happy to be here. I hope to get more fit.
“For me, this is the best team. I have lot of confidence in my friends and my coach and I hope the team wins the last games and qualify for the play-offs. I hope I can help in the next games.”
Dynamos won the away clash in Kolkata by a solitary goal scored by Brazilian Gustavo Dos Santos in the 90th minute.
Dynamos have 14 points from eight matches and can move to the top of the table with a win. Atletico de Kolkata, who have 13 points from nine matches, can also move to the top with a victory that will take them above FC Goa (15 points from nine matches)