ISL 2018: Kerala Blasters seek revenge against FC Goa
Kerala Blasters would to look avenge their humiliating defeat within the first leg once they tackle FC Goa in an Indian Super League match in Kochi on Sunday. Kerala Blasters had a poor begin to their marketing campaign successful simply one in every of their first seven matches that led to the sacking of head coach Rene Meleusteen.
Former England goalkeeper David James, who was the marquee-cum-coach of the Blasters in 2014 has managed to offer hope to the workforce with seven factors from the 4 matches that he has been in-charge.
They bagged seven factors from the primary three video games that James was within the technical dug-out however have been pegged again by Jamshedpur FC of their final recreation. Now, they’ve an opportunity to make additional progress and additionally avenge their 2-5 defeat in Goa.
“We might have the same players but we are now a different team to when we last met. We had a very good trip around India. I was delighted with what I saw, even in defeat. There were a lot of positives,” stated James.
It won’t be straightforward for the Blasters to beat the free-flowing FC Goa workforce notably with Spanish forwards Ferran Corominas and Manuel Lanzarote in superb type. James, nevertheless, stated they’ll measure as much as the problem with assist from the large crowd.
“The first thing in football is to understand the result and know why you lost or won. I was not there at that time but the players understand what they are doing now. My focus is to get the players ready. This is yet another tough match for us but we have to go for three points,” stated James.
FC Goa too know the turnaround the Blasters have managed during the last 4 video games. It actually won’t be as straightforward as their earlier outing against the Blasters at Fatorda. Ferran Corominas scored the quickest hat-trick within the ISL as Blasters have been all at sea.
“What happened in the past is the past. We will not focus there. If we think the game will be similar to what happened in Goa, we will be mightily confused. Regardless of where we play, whether it’s home or away, all teams are equally balanced,” stated FC Goa chief coach Sergio Lobera.
The massive concern for FC Goa, who’re positioned fourth with 16 factors from 9 matches, has been their defence as they’ve been unable to maintain a clear sheet thus far within the league.
The defence has crumbled below the slightest strain and coach Lobera admitted they’ve work to do, though their attacking model gained’t be compromised.
“We are not going to give up on our offensive style of football but we will try and find the defensive balance when we play tomorrow,” stated Lobera.