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The Chennaiyin FC manager expects his players to perform well this weekend as they seek their second win this season …
Chennaiyin FC have only scored one goal in their last four Indian Super League (ISL) outings and coach Csaba László has urged his players to start scoring more often in training as that would eventually translate into field.
The Marina Machans have just one win to their credit, which came on Matchday 1 against Jamshedpur FC. Of the three goals he has scored, one was from a penalty.
“We want to use our strengths. We need to score goals. We must be more focused. We must not be aggressive, but concentrate when we have chances to score. We also have to stay compact, organized and stop Goa and we can lead the team to a victory.
“If you don’t score, you don’t win. I think I don’t want to impose responsibility on the players. This also has a bit to do with your own confidence and may be because our preparation was not long. If you stop playing soccer for six months and then come back and start running, it’s not easy. So, I don’t want to blame my players. But we must be focused and confident. I want us to start scoring more goals even in training. We have to do that more and that confidence will come, ”László explained.
However, he hopes his team will be among the goals soon as it is only a matter of time before they start to seize their opportunities.
“In the game, of course, there is more pressure and responsibility. It’s not easy to come in after six months and start scoring. We have tried to resolve this and are working on it. But sometimes, it takes time. Maybe sometimes we win with a lot of goals and the ice breaks, ”he said.
Chennaiyin FC have been without the services of Enes Sipovic as the center-back was injured during the match against Mumbai City FC. The good news is that Anirudh Thapa, who made a cameo against NorthEast United, has made a full recovery and is ready to go on Saturday.
“Enes (Sipovic) is ready but I don’t know if he will play from the beginning. Esma’s (Esmael Goncalves) injury is not serious. I should be back soon. Thapa is doing well now and is completely fit. We have some small, small wounds. We need players on the field and not in the doctor’s office, ”he shared an update on the status of injured players.