Pune: Buoyed by its first win at home, the Rajesh Wadhawan Group owned FC Pune City is geared up for its second home game in the Indian Super League (ISL) against the Kerala Blasters here on Thursday.
The Pune franchise got another boost as Bollywood actress Esha Gupta became the official celebrity fan for the club. Following the announcement of Hrithik Roshan becoming the co-owner of FC Pune City and Arjun Kapoor its brand ambassador, Esha Gupta's fan status comes as an impetus to the Club's morale.
After a comprehensive victory against Goa, FC Pune City is confident and will look to display another great performance in front of a roaring home crowd.
The first game saw the side's marquee player David Trezeguet coming to the fore and this augurs well for the side, which will definitely get motivated by the legendary striker's return to form. Kostas Katsouranis, who was the man of the match in the last game, will look to continue his fine form and he will play a critical role against Kerala. While he controls the midfield alongside Lenny Rodriguez, Ashutosh Mehta and Israil Gurung, his attacking instincts make him a formidable player for his opponent team.
The Indian players have been impressive so far and they will look to continue this run. Lenny has been quietly maneuvering the midfield and supplying some great balls for the forwards. Ashutosh and Israil have been instrumental at the flanks and have managed to provide ample balls for the strikers.
Franco Colomba, the head coach of the side is pleased with the side's performance against Goa and will want to make it two out of two at home.
"It was very important that we got our first win and this coming at home makes it even sweeter. I want the players to go out there and play to their potential, and I see no reason why we can't win tomorrow."
FC Pune City will also play its next match at home on November 3 against Northeast FC and then the side travels to Kolkata to play against Atletico De Kolkata on November 7.