ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: Chennai’s Season Ends With a 1-1 Draw Against Kerala
ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: Nothing separates these two teams in the second half so far, both have created a handful of half-chances but haven’t been clinical in front of the goal. while CFC dominated the first half, it has been KBFC show so far.
Kerala Blasters have equalised and it is none other than Gary Hopper who scored from the spot. Kerala won the penalty after Deepak Tangri handled the ball inside the box. Hooper stepped up and made no mistake as he scored his 200th league goal. Earlier, Chennaiyin FC took the lead courtesy of Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev on the 10th minute of the match. Indian Super League match number 102 is being played at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim.
Kerala are without a win in their last six games. Their defence has let them down on many occasions. In those six games, Kerala conceded 12 goals. Interim coach Ishfaq Ahmed will be in charge of the side against Chennaiyin and stated that his team was motivated.
“It’s a difficult situation that we are in now and there is not much time to change many things. But there are things we would like to improve,” stated Ahmed
“The most important thing is that the boys are motivated. For me, it’s everything to play for, pride and self-respect. I think they are up for these two matches,” Ahmed added.
Meanwhile, luck hasn’t been favouring Chennaiyin. They had every chance to break into the playoffs but coach Csaba Laszlo’s side has been left without a win in their last eight games. What’s more heartbreaking was they failed to win their previous two matches against FC Goa and NorthEast United after conceding two stoppage-time equalizers.
However, coach Laszlo had no complaints. “I am still proud of the team for many reasons. They showed character irrespective of the teams. Practically the team showed character but we lost two points against FC Goa and NorthEast,” he said.
A win against Kerala Blasters wouldn’t change anything for Chennaiyin, but the coach wants to get the result for the fans and the team.
“We want to show our fans, our club owners and everybody else that we want to win the game. We won the first game against Jamshedpur FC and we would like to win against Kerala in our last game.”
Laszlo had a word of praise for the team members and rated them the best he has worked with so far in terms of harmony.
“I have been on many teams and this is my third continent but here we had so much harmony. we had bad moments and bad games and the players who were angry came up and encouraged others.”