The most significant sign for the ISL season 2 is the foreign players who are recruited; average age is younger than previous season. This is one of the reason, we are seeing much faster and improved game which showed quality recruitment. In match between FC Pune City vs Mumbai City , Pune forward Tuncay Sanli scored a brace, Tuncay has won FIFA Confederation Cup in 2003 and was member of the EURO Cup Semifinalist squad of Turkey National Team in 2008 it proves the enhancement of the quality of foreigners. Although Tuncay was awarded as the Hero of the match, however Israel Gurung could be considered as the real hero maker. Israel Gurung , the boy from Kalimpong, not only assisted Tuncay with his excellent cross to score both the goals but also scored the third goal of FC Pune City.
I need to mention the name of Colotto at the defense of FC Pune City. I don’t think such a cool headed defender ever played before in Indian football. The attacks of Moritz, Piquionne, Sony Norde or Anelka of Mumbai City, were destroyed in front of Colotto’s hard marking and intelligent covering.
In this current season FC Pune City is a much better, balanced and powerful side than before. I think, Atletico de Kolkata have to face tough fight against FC Pune City to retain the trophy.