Panaji: Kerala Blasters will face Odisha FC in the seventh season of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium in Bombolim on Wednesday, where coach Kibu Vikuna’s team will have a chance to win the match.
Odisha’s team is at number 11 at the bottom of the points table and the team has not recorded a single win even after eight matches. In such a situation, Kerala will have a chance to take three points. Kerala has scored only three goals from open play in all seasons of the league, the second-worst record in the league. The team lags behind in terms of shot continuity. But the team has scored eight goals so far this season and seven different players have contributed to it.
“The good thing is that we have created chances and the wrong thing is that we have not scored a goal,” said Vikuna. We are working on improving it. Each match is different. We respect Odisha as they were not entitled to defeat against East Bengal in their last match. They have good players. So we will focus on a good match and create opportunities. ”
Odisha coach Stuart Boxter agreed with Vikuna that the recent result cannot be gauged by how his team is playing. Odisha has lost six matches so far. The team has scored the fewest goals and scored the most goals.
“The biggest problem with us right now is that despite playing well, the result has not been in our favor.” All you have to do is put the ball in your net and stop the ball from going into your opponent’s net. How do we do this and how do we do it more efficiently? It has to be seen. Despite playing better in most matches and dominating for most of the time, the result has not been in our favor. It can harm our confidence. ”
“The first thing is for the players not to lose their faith,” said Boctor. We know what we need to do and we are working on them. That is why I think we are improving. ”