The Chennaiyin’s gaffer feels his side is reorganized and hopes to settle the goal scoring concerns in the following games.
The Hero Indian Super League has been fortuitously moving ahead with its second phase of the league stage, and desperate challenges are allied up in order of merit for the teams. Despite the traps of COVID-19, teams have been girding their loins with high aspirations for the league.
Currently the eighth placed Chennaiyin FC is up with an exacting-task and are desperate to log their wins ahead of this season. Despite creating more chances, despite being strong at the back, Chennaiyin’s major concern is the ineffectiveness to convert them.
The Channayin’s Gaffer addressed the Pre-match presser ahead of their Indian Super League match against Odisha FC. Having been engaged in a tight goalless draw two days back with the Juggernauts, now they are up against the same opponents ahead of the next challenging phase.
Csaba Laszlo felt positive about their previous draws, and promises his side will be back to this challenge. “I am not concerned about the draws. Every teams need the three points. Everybody needs victories, like in our situation. Yesterday you saw the game between the two teams( ATK Mohun Magan and Mumbai City FC) from the top of the table and our best games had been against them,” told IFTWC.
Scoring goals have been the major concern of Chennaiyin FC so far this season. Inspite of Chances and the toil they put in, luck had never favored the Marina Machans this season. Csaba Laszlo is desperate for goals, as goals are the only thing that earns you rewards. He said ” You just can’t play defense every time. You need goals to win matches. I don’t want to say that we created the most chances in the league but somehow we didn’t score enough goals. If you don’t score goals, it’s very difficult to win games. You cannot always only defend and expect to be without mistakes at the back. We are organised at the back but I wish we score the chances that we create.”
Despite of a good defensive line, Chennaiyin succumb to concede goals as a result of a lapse in concertation in the set-piece. “We don’t concede many goals from open play. We have re organised our shape and we are better organized now. East Bengal scored two goals from corners and Mumbai City two goals from indirect set-pieces. Every team can improve and we are also improving.” added Csaba.
Chennaiyin after ways are now under the weather, as their chief creator Crivellaro is now ruled out of the season owing to a hard-injury. But Chennaiyin have managed to rope in Manuel Lanzarote as Rafa’s replacement. The coach feels all good and ensures Lanzarote will be soon in action.
Of late Odisha FC have been looking positive and have normalized their concerns. This insists that Chennaiyin must be cautious with their recent form. “Generally I plan, and make my strategy not just against one person, but for the entire side. The opponents( Odisha FC) have more creative players and we must be clinical to hold them. We try to prepare good, and definitely my players will be ready for everything tomorrow.”
“In short, our strategy and tactics have been okay. We have not dominated every game but we have mostly been active (creating chances) in games. From 10 games, we have a very bad game against Hyderabad. It was really a disaster for us. But we have tried to come out with different tactics. I’m confident that we will score goals in the upcoming matches” he added.
” I’m very confident about my boys. We have young Indian promising players like Channgte, Jerry and I think we also introduced players like Deepak and Ali, as these are players who have not played very often in the ISL. The bad thing is that with Rafa’s injury we lost not only the captain but a leader but it’s the goal-scoring that has to be better. I hope the next part of the season will be more positive for us” praised his side for displaying a challenging performance this season.
There’s no scope to miss out, and Chennayin are desperate to log their victories. Csaba feels that his team is very able to give a comeback. ” I never really give up. The most important thing is that we focused on the chemistry of the team. The players know that they have to fight back. Yes the Table is tight, and 1 or 2 victories will immediately change your position. Now the games are coming up and every point counts. We still have a chance, so we ought to use them and try harder to achieve our targets.” Concluded the Chennaiyin’s Gaffer.
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