Calcutta: The start to the season hasn’t been a good one for United SC as they have failed to win their first two CFL matches.
However, this doesn’t quite perturb them, as they hope to begin their I-League campaign with a bang when they take on newcomers Rangdajied United FC, on Sunday, at the Salt Lake Stadium.
“The results so far in the CFL don’t quite bug us,” said coach Eelco Schattorie, on the sidelines of Saturday’s training session. “As I had said earlier, we are not attaching too much of an importance to the CFL.
“What matters is the I-League and the guys are ready for the challenge. Technically and physically, I feel we need a bit of work to do, as we couldn’t practise for some three months or so due to the circumstances,” the Dutchman added.
For Rangdajied, a lot depends on how their foreign recruits — striker Edmar Figueira, Japanese medio Yohei Iwasaki and defender Lamine Tamba — fare in their maiden I-League tie. Coach Santosh Kashyap would also look forward to the likes of Sandesh Gadkari and Pratik Chaudhari to rise to the occasion.