Sreenidi Deccan FC are aiming to make it three wins out of three in the I-League 2023-24 football season as they take on Aizawl FC in a Matchweek 3 clash at the Deccan Arena on Tuesday, November 7. The Deccan Warriors dispatched Inter Kashi 4-1 in their previous game while Aizawl FC lost 1-2 to Mohammedan Sporting.
Sreenidi Deccan FC head coach Carlos Vaz Pinto and midfielder Lalnuntluanga addressed the media ahead of the match. “It is always good to start the season on a winning note as that gives us confidence but we have to remember that it is only three points so it is important not to get carried away and focus on Aizawl FC for the next game,” reflected Vaz Pinto.
Sreenidi Deccan FC and Aizawl FC battled to two draws last season, the fixture at Deccan Arena ending in a thrilling 3-3 draw in December 2022. “Each season is a different story – the matches, the points table. We know Aizawl FC are a team that can cause us problems but I am sure we will be better than last season,” said Vaz Pinto.
Lalnuntluanga has made a strong start to the season albeit off the substitutes bench in both games – scoring and assisting one goal. But the 23-year-old from Mizoram is aiming for improvement. “My playing time is not a concern for me right now and I respect the coach’s decision. I am ready and 100% committed to the club whenever I am called upon. I might score more or I might not – football is like that but all that matters is being ready to contribute,” he said.
The match will kick off at 4:30pm IST and will be telecast live on Eurosport India, the Indian Football YouTube channel and the FanCode App.