Gianluca Zambrotta Delhi Dynamos head coach stated that North East United is playing the best football in the league. Both teams Delhi Dynamos and North East United faced each other at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The crowed turned up in huge number as many as 27,000 spectators.
Zambrotta’s boys played a hard fought game against the Highlanders, kean Lewis scored in the 38th minute before Emiliano Alfaro equalize the game by scoring his fourth goal of the season, which ensures both team share equal point. As Zambrotta said he will take one point happily against a team ‘that is playing the best football in the league’.
“Don’t forget the opponent we played against today, they played a very strong game and in my opinion the team which we played today is playing the best football at the moment. Yes, I am absolutely happy with my team. Today we did have several opportunities to score like three–four but we didn’t score so this is football and I am very happy.”
Delhi Dynamos in form goal keeper who had an outstanding game against North East United said “The difference is the opponent today. The opponent was NorthEast United FC. NorthEast United FC are a very good team with very good players. This performance from NorthEast United FC is the best performance in the ISL. They played very well physically, created good chances and some good saves too,”
Zambrotta speaked about his decision of starting with the Ghanaian striker and bringing on Badji in the dying minutes of the game . “The decision to keep Gadze… because they [Gadze and Badji] have different styles. Gadze is a little faster than Badji and in this game tonight it was very important. Badji has different characteristics which we will utilise in another game. We are very happy the way Gadze has performed today,” Zambrotta said.
The Italian coach also spoke about why he didn’t start with the marquee player Florent Malouda. “Last year was last year and this year it is something different and this was just a tactical choice. Malouda is a very important player for us and he is as important for us as Ruben Gonzalez, Toni Dablas, so this was something just tactical.”