DSK Shivajians have finally opened their account, taking maximum points after their 2-0 victory over Chennai City on Tuesday at the Shree Chhatrapati Balewadi Sports Complex, in Pune.
Former Real Madrid youth product Juan Quero was instrumental in their I-League round three tie success, assisting the first goal before also getting his name on the score sheet.
Kim Seong Yong scored his first goal for the Reds after captain Quero delivered the ball for him to header home over the goalkeeper 30 minutes in.
Less than half-an-hour later and Quero added his own goal from 6 yards out, after stepping up to the penalty spot and driving the ball past the Chennai goalkeeper Shahin Lal.
The star performer was taken off by DSK English coach Dave Rogers just after, which he put down to managing his player well.
DSK had come into the match on the back of two defeats and took home maximum points, giving them a two-goal margin to jump to the sixth spot in the league table.
“We dominated the game and were really fired up. This win was long overdue. We didn’t get rewards we deserved earlier. There are no easy games. The boys became men,” Rogers said after the match.
“We have boys that train every day. I see togetherness and hard work. I’ve been watching Milan (Singh) closely. He can offer a lot. Jerry at left back is still learning. It’s the players who win matches, not formations.
“I don’t worry about other clubs. We have some great staff and an owner (Shirish Kulkarni) who is wonderful. He believes what I believe in and wants to develop Indian football. We want to become the most unique club in Indian football,” he added.