Following back-to-back victories in their den, NorthEast United FC ‘s confidence will be sky high as they will aim to hold on to the momentum when they face Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
After a sluggish start, NorthEast United FC have come back strongly, beating Chennaiyin FC, followed by defeating defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in their previous two matches. They are now placed seventh in the standings with six points from five games, losing three and winning two.
Marquee player Simao Sabrosa, who played his first match for NorthEast against Chennaiyin, scored a penalty too under pressure.
Sabrosa, the former Portugal and Barcelona winger, must be confident after getting his name in the scoring chart and helping his side win two consecutive games. He will be the key for his side in the crucial match.
Coach Cesar Farias has thrown in every possible card to bolster the fortunes of the team. Lately the team has gained some momentum and it has to be seen if they can take it forward as the crucial stage of the tournament approaches.
Head-to-head, NorthEast are a step ahead with one win (2-0) and a draw (1-1) against Mumbai in their last two meetings.