New Delhi, Sept 6: Delhi Dynamos F C are in Sweden to play three friendlies against Swedish national clubs, BK Hacken, Assyriska BK and Skene IF as part of their preparation for the upcoming India Super League. [Full schedule of ISL 2016]
The club's midfielder Kean Lewis was highly impressive against West Brom and was delighted with the way the team performed and is looking forward to the stint in Sweden.
"The team is in great shape for the upcoming practice games in Sweden and we are really looking forward to it. The exposure that we will gain will only strengthen our squad for the season ahead. It will be a good bonding exercise for the team and will help us in understanding the playing style of each other better," he added.
New signing Samir Nabi, who is a graduate of the West Brom Youth Academy, made his debut for Lions against the Baggies has reiterated his teammates view on the upcoming stint in Sweden.
He said: "After a good show in UK, we are eagerly awaiting for the upcoming practice matches in Sweden. We will be playing against some of the good domestic teams of Sweden and adapting to different climate will be a big challenge.
"We will have to adapt quickly and carry on the momentum we built during our stay in UK, as it will be very crucial for us," Nabi said.
Gianluca Zambrotta's side will play its first practice match in Sweden against top tier Swedish League team BK Hacken on Thursday, September 8 at the Bravida Arena followed by matches against fifth division side Ikene IF on Sunday, September 11 and the last practice match of their trip will be against the second division Swedish club Assyriska BK on Wednesday, September 14.
"We will be playing three practice matches in Sweden in quick succession which be a real test for the players. It will not only help us in trying out different strategies but also will help in analyzing the fitness level of the players," Zambrotta said.
The team will return to India to September 15 and will continue their training in New Delhi, before the season begins on October 1.