ISL 2016/17: Strongest XI for FC Pune City
Centre midfield : Lenny Rodrigues
Rodrigues has been with Pune City since the first season and has represented India 22 times. The box to box midfielder will be an important player for Pune this season and will look to improve his overall game and most importantly his goal tally.
Centre midfield: Eugeneson Lyngdoh
The AIFF player of the year in 2015 is regarded as one of the best midfielders in modern times to be produced by India. He has been a fan favourite for Shillong, Bengaluru FC and now will look to mesmerise the Pune crowd with his tactical acumen and ability to control the tempo of the game.
Attacking midfield : Gustavo Oberman
Habas was all praises for Pune's new Argentine signing. He said, “Gustavo is a player who we feel is rightly suited for the style of football which we at FC Pune City would like to play this season, i.e. attacking brand. He has a knack of creating chances from unexpected positions and am sure that’s going to be an asset to the team. "
Oberman has played in Argentina and Spain and is said as a technically gifted player. Pune will look to his experience in the final third and also for his link up play with the other attackers.