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ISL 2015: 5 Players to watch out for from FC Pune City

Joe Williams
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 13 Oct 2015, 16:52 IST
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David Platt will be hoping to lead FC Pune City to the ISL titleThe Hrithik Roshan co-owned side, FC Pune City, will be proud of securing the services of the country’s two promising players – Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Jackichand Singh – besides the foreign players. The winners of the I-League awards, Eugeneson (Best Midfielder) and Jackichand (Best Player), along with the cream of overseas players, makes David Platt’s side look a formidable outfit for the second edition of the championship. Bikash Jairu, the winger will add to the strength of the FC Pune City’s strike force.”Past is history and we never look back but ahead,” were the few words the England skipper and Nottingham Forest manager Platt had to say about his side who finished sixth in the last edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). The team had their preseason on foreign soil (Turkey), and should make their presence felt this year.The magnitude of the abilities of Pune’s new signings for ISL 2015 is quite frightening for their opponents. Adrian Mutu, Didier Zokora, Tuncay Sanli, Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Jackichand Singh and a few more can pose a real threat in the forthcoming tournament. Looking at their signings, one might be forced to believe that they are desperate to become a force to be reckoned with in ISL 2015.

#1 Adrian Mutu (striker)

The Romanian started his football career with Arge Piteti and went on to play for Chelsea and Juventus. The highly skillful and creative player made his international debut against Greece in the year 2000. Mutu has donned the Romanian colours 72 times, scoring 34 goals, 23 of which have come in qualifying games.

He was the vice-captain of the side and has earned the Romanian Footballer of the Year award. He is capable of playing in several offensive positions – as a supporting forward, as a striker, as a winger, and also as an attacking midfielder. The 36-year-old Romanian has played for two other Italian clubs including Internazionale and Fiorentina.

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Published 02 Oct 2015, 20:23 IST
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