Former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has claimed that Delhi Dynamos will not shy away from being defensive in their next match against Goa.
Malouda has made a big impact in the Indian Super League after managing to create eight goals for his teammates this season. He will be one of the players to watch against Goa. Due to the wealth of experience that he has on his side, Delhi are slight favourites ahead of the game. Goa lead the ISL with a slender advantage over the likes of Delhi and Chennai. Malouda has recalled the two games in which Delhi have come up against Goa.
On both occasions, the capital team has lost against their opponents. Malouda says that this provides Delhi with a great opportunity to learn something from the losses. He is hoping that the players learn from their mistakes and try to avoid those in the upcoming match. There will be a hint of complacency from Goa after having already achieved successes over Delhi this season. One of the main priorities for Delhi will be to prevent Goa from having numerous opportunities. Goa have been one of the best scorers in the league this season with an average of more than two goals per game.
“I always get a lot of attention from every team and I see that as a mark of respect. The way I see this game, we will not be looking to calculate things because we have not been good whenever we have tried to calculate this season.We are confident and we respect Goa as well. We lost twice to them in the league and we have learnt from those games. The focus in my side is now on reaching the finals. The coach (Roberto Carlos) said that we have three or four finals to play and this is the last step before the real final,” said Malouda.