FC Pune City coach David Platt has lauded the team's new signing for the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, ahead of the forthcoming star-studded tournament.
The former Manchester City assistant coach, who will be at the helm of FC Pune City in ISL 2015, has stated that he admired Lyngdoh's talent, calling him a 'bright boy'.
"One of the things I enjoy as a coach is working with players on an individual basis and that's what I did with Eugeneson today. Eugeneson has had a very busy schedule with preseason, travel and the international games so as I say we are easing him down lightly," Platt was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
"He's a very bright boy and takes information on board very well and interprets to to a football pitch. His balance is enviable and he has great awareness," he added.
Platt also revealed how his team is fine-tuning its strategy to take on their first opponent Mumbai City FC.
"I'm formulating a system in my mind for the first game and every training session now gives me things I can digest and think on to develop those ideas. We are fine-tuning the formation and will be extending session to 11 v 11," added Platt.
There are a couple of injury concerns that Platt has to deal with ahead of the ISL 2015, which kickstarts from 2 October in Chennai. Diego Colotto and Sushant Mathew have not been training with the team as they are injured. Platt also said that Colotto will take quite some time to recover.
"Diego (Colotto) and Sushant (Mathew) haven't trained with the team today, though the latter shoud be ready for tomorrow (today). Diego will be a little longer and probably will not train until we return to India on the 21st (September, 2015). But its a straight forward injury he has," Platt said.
FC Pune City will begin their ISL 2015 when they will clash in the Maharashtra derby against Mumbai City FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi Stadium, in Pune on 5 October.