PUNE: After an impressive performance in the Indian Super League, FC Pune City is all geared up to continue their good show in the Super Cup when they take on I-League side Shillong Lajong in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, April 4.
“It’s one more competition for us, and we are doing everything to keep up the motivation and put in the same efforts as we put during the ISL, head coach Ranko Popovic said after a gruelling training session on Monday.
The coach felt his team shouldn’t only be prepared physically but also mentally since all of them joined back after a break post ISL season.
Like ISL teams, even the I-League teams will be aiming to win the Super Cup, so we can’t give anything less than 100% for this, Serbian coach added.
After watching the qualifying rounds, the coach seemed to be impressed with the quality of competition and said the tournament should bode well for Indian football to grow in the near future.
For us, every competition is a competition, be it ISL, Super Cup or anywhere else we participate. I want my players to be ready for any challenge and show the urge to play at the highest level, he remarked.
Barring Vishal Kaith, who was on national duty, Popovic has the entire squad at his disposal for the tournament in Bhubaneshwar.