Aizawl, December 27: Defending champions Aizawl FC are confident that they will bounce back from their previous game defeat as they take on high flying Minerva Punjab FC in their I-League third home match later today .
Aizawl FC had gone down 0-1 to Shillong Lajong FC in their last tie, the first Northeast Derby of the I- League season a coupl of weeks back. They would look to make amends of that disappointing result against the Punjab side at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. They had, however, kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 win over Churchill Brothers.
Talking to media, Captain Alfred Jaryan said: “As compared to last season, we are a completely peculiar side. The coach is different and our styles and tactics are also different. But there are still a lot of matches to be played and I hope we can finish the season in a good fashion.”
Minerva Punjab are coming to the tie after an unbeaten home run which has earned them 13 points from five matches.