New Season To Look Forward To - DELHI DYNAMOS ARENA

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

New Season To Look Forward To

Precap to the last season

With the new season just around the corner, the excitement of us fans is sky rocketing. I am getting goosebumps by reliving the moments of last season.

Del Piero parted ways with us after the first season which was a real blow for us fans. But the think tank at Delhi Dynamos has always been quick to act and showed their commitment towards making Delhi Dynamos one of the best football clubs in India, they signed the legendary full back Roberto Carlos as the manager, a man whose free kicks caught everyone’s imagination in the late 90s and early 2000s. He brought with him his winning instincts and loads of experience he garnered during his tenure at the original Galacticos at Real Madrid.

The expectations were high with such a great personality in world football mentoring the best in India. The team lived up to its expectations with losing just 4 games, all being tightly contested encounters.

New Season, New hopes

With the beloved Roberto “ magical feet” Carlos leaving us to be part of the setup at Real Madrid, Zambrotta seized the occasion to be the 3rd manager of Delhi Dynamos in as many seasons.

He brings a lot to the table, having played at nearly all the major clubs you can think of – Juventus, Milan, Barça. He also has the mentality to win and the experience to clinch trophies, being a world cup winner himself. One striking thing about him is that Delhi Dynamos has an eye for full backs as managers, a planned strategy or just a coincidence? Why don’t you guys help with your analysis!

The preseason has been the most talked about feature about us till now. The proud friendly with West Bromwich Albion was Indian football's moment to arrive on the world stage.The WBA team that contained Chadli, their club record signing, had to face a stiff challenge from the Lions of the Capital. The 1-0 loss for us was a very proud moment and fills us with optimism for the season ahead.

Hope Old mistakes don’t haunt us

Last season our biggest weakness was not killing off games when we were in the driving seat.

The last game of the round robin stage when being 2-0 up at half time, we lost to Goa by 3 goals to 2. Same goes for the semi-finals, where after winning the first leg, we gave it all away in the second leg. I really hope we can bury this weakness and progress forward. Zambrotta with his great tactical knowledge (something Italian footballers are gifted with) will help us to overcome this


All in all, everything seems to be amazing, the preseason was a full blown success, some great signings and a new manager with heaps of experience. I am very optimistic about this season.


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