I-League 2023-24: Hot favourites Sreenidi Deccan take on Inter Kashi
Sreenidi Deccan won their last I-League game by four goals
The Deccan Warriors are one of the favourites to win the I-League this season, and they will be looking to build on the momentum after their big win against NEROCA FC in their opening match.
Head coach Carlos Vaz Pinto said, “We don’t want to change our approach for every game. Of course, there will be small tweaks here and there, because Inter Kashi are a good side and pose a threat, but overall, we want to keep our philosophy intact and play a good game.
“Our focus is on our own game, and on trying to command the ball in the middle, and of course, to score more goals than our opponents.”
Inter Kashi head coach Carlos Santamarina, on the other hand, is wary of the change in playing surface. Their first game away against Gokulam Kerala was played on a natural surface, while their second match in Hyderabad will be played on artificial turf.
He said, “It’s not easy to adjust to such different surfaces, but it’s a new challenge, and we are ready to fight it out against a quality team. I am happy with the fighting spirit that our boys have shown, and we will look to continue that.”
Sreenidi Deccan’s match against Inter Kashi will kick off at 4.30 pm IST, while Mohammedan Sporting’s game against Shillong Lajong will begin at 7 pm IST; both matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport and streamed on FanCode and Indian Football YouTube.