ISL 2017: Top 5 defenders of Round 2
These players held all forces of opposition attack and held fort.
Bengaluru FC have maintained the top spot after round 2 of ISL 2017 and shown why reaching the finals of the AFC Cup last year was not a fluke. A surprise, however, is the two-time champions ATK closer to the bottom of the table at 9th position. A number of defenders held fort well in their respective round 2 games and led their team to victory. Here are the top 5 defenders from the round 2, who made their mark.
Unarguably the best performer for Delhi Dynamos in round 2. The right-back was influential in both defence and attack. He could have got the second goal for his team in the stoppage time had he not messed up the clear goal scoring opportunity.
Perhaps, it was the only time the national team first choice right back faltered in the game. He kept Bheke and Chhetri quiet on the right flank for almost the entirety of the game. Although, he was a tad slow at times, he covered up with his defending skills. He has had 123 touches on the ball in the first two games, which shows his importance in the game for Delhi Dynamos. He should be playing a key role in the campaign if Delhi Dynamos want to win their maiden title this season.