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Juande stated that he is confident that Kerala Blasters will change the table for the rest of the season …
Kibu Vicuna is not concerned about Kerala Blasters’ sorry defensive record, as long as his team scores more goals than they concede. Vicuña expects his team to do the same against East Bengal on Friday.
The Blasters have just a clean sheet in the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) and have conceded more goals (19) so far than any other team this season.
“We are trying to improve balance and we are trying not to concede goals while creating chances in an offensive way. The most important thing is not to conceal goals (how many goals you concede) but to score against your opponent. If you concede but score (more than you concede), the Morale is high, “remarked the Spaniard.
Vicuña opted for a pair of two-man forwards in Gary Hooper and Jordan Murray in his latest 3-2 win over Jamshedpur on Sunday, but the coach insisted it is style over training for him.
“Every game is different. So what we’re doing is looking at the players that we have and the structure we have the most confidence in and trying to put together the best team possible. It’s true that Gary and Jordan performed well together in the last one. match”. he also addressed questions about his ever-changing bottom line.
“When you have to correct things, you have to look for the best training. During the season, you also have physical problems and injuries. [and suspensions]. We always look for the best formation for each game. We are also working on how to be more competitive in the teams since our objective is to add the three points ”.
Kerala has problems to solve, however, on defense with Lalruatthara suspended after receiving a red card. Vicuña hinted that he could use the new signing Juande, Sergio Cidoncha’s replacement, on defense as Vicente Gómez and Jeakson Singh have combined well in midfield lately.
“He (Juande) can help us in different positions. He is a fantastic defensive midfielder but he can also play in other positions, as a central midfielder. We are happy to have this possibility. So we will see during the match what we have ‘we are going to do’, stated the former coach of Mohun Bagan.
Meanwhile, Juande is confident that Kerala Blasters can change his season from a second from last position, currently with 9 points from 10 games.
“I watched a lot of games during the quarantine. I think we just have to fix the little details. I just come here to help. So it’s not a lot of pressure for me, but football as I have played it all my life. I am very confident.” on this team, “he said.