Chennaiyin FC look to defeat Delhi Dynamos in hopes of furthering their ambitions of a playoff spot, but manager Materazzi is looking at one game at a time.
Chennaiyin FC welcome third place Delhi Dynamos in Chennai on Tuesday, but nothing less than a victory would suffice for the side from Chennai, who look to qualify for the semi finals. The victory over Kerala Blasters has handed Chennaiyin with a necessary reprive and they will look to make the most of it against Delhi Dynamos.
Chennaiyin FCa s inconsistency in form has seen them struggling to make the semi-finals this year, but Materazzi retains his confidence that they have they squad to make it through despite leaving it late and allowing it to become a do or die situation.
a Each and every game is a final for us. Ita s tomorrow or never
a I knew what my team is capable of from the first game. We will do everything we can. Now it depends not only on us but also on other teama s results.a
When pressed that Delhi may opt for a draw in the away fixture Materazzi refused to believe that Carlos will look to play for a draw, considering the tight nature of the league standings.
a Delhi will benefit from a win,a said Materazzi.
Carlos: We Respect Chennaiyin
Delhi Dynamos have been one of the most consistent teams in this seasona s Indian Super League, but manager Roberto Carlos was more concerned about making into the playoffs than finishing first.
a I am not really worried about finishing first, second, third or fourth. Every team is very balanced here. I just want to make it to the play-offs,a said Carlos.
Carlos, though, dismissed that his team will play for a draw considering they have an advantage over Chennaiyin but also demanded that his opponents be respected a bit more as this being a home match for their opponents.
a We know Chennaiyina s situation. If they play attacking us, we will play counter-attack. If they defend, we can position our players well. The pressure is on Chennai. We are playing at their home and we respect them,a said Carlos.
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