After two straight losses; Dempo look to win against Air India

Margao: Unfazed by their two successive defeats, Dempo Sports Club will go all out for victory to maintain their top spot when they take on a spirited Air India (AI) in the 10th round of the I-League football championship at Nehru Stadium on Sunday.

Dempo coach Armando Colaco said the December 15 defeat (2-1) against East Bengal was result of the failure of their midfield. “Our midfield totally flopped and allowed East Bengal to dominate the game. Both goals were scored due to mistake of the defenders.”

This was Dempo`s second loss in a row, having succumbed to Goan rivals Churchill Brothers in the eighth round. Colaco said these losses doesn`t mean the team was losing momentum in the title race.