Bengaluru, October 6: Australian legend Tim Cahill is available for selection and could make his debut for Jamshedpur FC when they take on the might of Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League clash at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Sunday.
Jamshedpur FC had a bright start to the tournament after they defeated Mumbai City in their first match. They looked the more dominant side for the lion’s share of the match with the players adapting to the coach’s style of play.
The Men of Steel also showed excellent defensive organisation as they dealt well with Mumbai’s attacks during the closing stages of the match. But their backline can expect a sterner test from Bengaluru FC’s attacking trident of Miku, Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh.
“I know Carles is a good coach. They played very well and won against a big team in Chennaiyin FC. It’ll be a challenge for us to win here but I’ll try to win,” said a confident Cesar Ferrando.
While Bengaluru had an enviable home record last season, winning six out of their nine games in the league, Jamshedpur FC were one of the two teams to beat them at the Sree Kanteerava. Fascinatingly, Jamshedpur kept five clean sheets away from home and were one of the best travellers in the league.
Star forward Cahill is available for selection while Dhanachandra Singh will remain unavailable due to his injury woes.
“Tim is a good signing for us. He is very important and I think he’s going to play. He’s also a big help for the young Indian players,” said Ferrando.
The Australian forward had to sit out the opener due to a suspension that was carried over from his previous stint.
Will Cahill power his side to another away win or will Bengaluru reign supreme at their home fortress? This is surely going to be an interesting night.