It won’t be fair to the Indian players that more foreigners play.
How they’ll fare: True to their name, they have continued to enforce the policy of recruiting Indian players from the North East region only, who are traditionally quick and technically proficient.
As a centre-back, Arnab Mondal is neither the strongest nor one of the most physically imposing defenders around. The team, which now has a strength of 380 members, is currently working on a fan-chant that could be voiced in unison to cheer their team during play at the stadium. “But this way I will help take my team forward to ultimate winners”, the marquee player-manager said. He’s fast, he has skills and he knows his role in the team really well.
Ask him which team he will support in the ISL and Rafique takes his time. Winning every game is important for me and gaining three points from each match.
ATK’s fight to defend the title is likely to begin with a disappointment, as Chennaiyin FC will aim to start the season right. We need to give the Indian players the space (to perform). There are a clutch of players waiting to make a mark in the second edition as well. He is now one of the best Indian players and was named the best midfielder in the I-League’s 2014-15 season.
Pragmatism was the guiding principle of Atletico’s triumphant run last season.
How they’ll fare: Much was expected of Mumbai City’s star-studded line-up past year but they lacked creativity and were one of the most unimpressive units. He subsequently helped the club avoid relegation, and had a stellar ISL season with Kerala Blasters a few months later.
Quizzed on the importance of the aforementioned trio’s impact on the squad, the forward bought at the ISL’s auction replied, ” The experience has been incredible it’s a great honour and privilege to be sharing the dressing room with all of them but I’d like to mention the rest of the boys too. One of the key figures behind Wahingdoh’s stellar season was Seityasen Singh, who along with Jackichand Singh, terrorised opposing defences from both the wings. Chances are that more goals will be scored in the second edition of ISL. “Last time we were the last to put a team together but we still did well by reaching the semifinals”.
“We have the best team now”. He is the captain of CSK and the co owner of Chennaiyin FC. Carlos replaces Alessandro del Piero as the icon of the team and Dutchman Harm van Veldhoven as coach.
Chennaiyin have mostly retained their players, while fine tuning by signing players like Fikru, Edel Bete, Dhanpal Ganesh and Thoi Singh in the hope of challenging for the title.
Crowds of 40,000 and more came to watch the games. This season, the youngster could play an important part in Delhi Dynamos’ quest for a place in the semi-finals.