JRD Stadium to host ISL tie after two months
Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC’s chances of making it to the play offs is getting foggy. The players returned to practice on Wednesday after their return from Kolkata but there is a huge mountain to climb if the team hopes for a place in the top four. The upcoming home game for the Tata Steel owned franchisee will be a tough encounter against Mumbai City FC on February 8. Like every other game, the Furnace is all set to erupt as more than 18,000 tickets have been sold for the match against the Maharashtra side.
“The city is all pumped up for the JFC match after a two month hiatus and 18,000 tickets have been sold till February 6 for the Indian Super league (ISL) match and we hope that it is a sold out affair again”, said Jamshedpur FC’s Head of Operations, Raja Bhattacharjee.
According to Jamshedpur FC management, the ticket sales rise during the last three days before the match.
Mumbai City FC team arrived on Wednesday and will train at Flatlets Ground on Thursday evening. The hosts will train at the same venue during the morning hours.
Jamshedpur FC impressed a lot in the match against Goa but it was all down and out when they played against ATK. The team’s defense went for a walk and the now the pressure certainly is on head coach Cesar Ferrando.
Jamshedpur FC has played 14 games in the fifth season of the league but they have failed to fix the defense line. In every match the defense line players are changed which is taking a toll on the coordination between the midfield and defense line players. The forwards have also failed to score and eight draws in 14 matches are examples.
Jamshedpur FC has lost to Pune and ATK and is currently sitting in the fifth position with 20 points and will have to register wins against Mumbai on February 8 and against Pune on February 16.
Mumbai City FC is in the second position in the ISL table with 27 points from 14 matches and is very likely to make it to the playoffs.