Isaac Vanmalsawma: It will be a good match

Chennaiyin FC will be looking for their first win of the season when they square off against fellow struggling side FC Pune City at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.

Before the bottom of the table clash, caught up with former Pune and current Chennaiyin midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma for an exclusive interview. Here are the excerpts:

How does it feel to play against your former club?

It’s always nice to be back here in Pune. Lots of my old friends are still playing for FC Pune City and I’d like to face them tomorrow. They’re a good team. They also need a win and we also need a win for this season. We also need a win so it will be a good match.

Is it an advantage that you and Jeje have played in Pune before?

Yeah, I think we have an advantage. Jeje Lalpekhlua has played a lot of matches here in Pune (for Pune FC when he was young), he has experience with that and I also played many matches last season. I think that we have a big advantage on that front.

Thoughts on the mentality in the dressing room.

The mentality is still the same, everyone is hungry for the win, for the first win this season. We know we have to work harder. We’ll try to get maximum points.

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