Chennaiyin FC must be compact against East Bengal – Csaba Laszlo

The Chennaiyin gaffer supported his team to become stronger for the rest of the season …

Chennaiyin coach Csaba Laszlo believes being compact will be key when his side face East Bengal in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 on Monday.

the Marina machans won his first win in five games by beating Odisha 2-1 last Wednesday and the Hungarian was content to have scored twice since the 2-2 draw against East Bengal in the reverse game on December 26.

“I think sometimes we have to be more compact. We are talking about the chances of not scoring but in this game (Odisha) we have scored two but I also have to be honest that the opponent also had some good opportunities. We need a little more attention in midfield and in defense. In general, I am satisfied with the performance of the team, ”he said.

The 56-year-old took into account new signings from East Bengal, especially Bright Enobakhare, but added that Chennaiyin was well equipped to take on the challenge.

“East Bengal have some good new players. They try hard on offense but I also have good defensive players. I think it’s unwise of me to give you a straightforward tactic. In general, we are strong in the midfield and we are also a team that remains compact. If we stay compact I think we have enough quality to win the game against East Bengal, ”said Laszlo.

Former Borussia youth coach Mönchengladbach has confirmed that Rafael Crivellaro’s replacement at Manuel Lanzarote is entering his 14-day quarantine on Sunday.

“We have players like Enes (Sipovic) and Eli (Sabia) who give stability to young players. Lanza arrived today. It will need to be quarantined. Rafa is out for the season and I think we need players who close the gap. .

“In general, my Indian players have enough experience in ISL. We discovered Deepak (Tangri) and [Rahim] Ali who is doing very well. We also have German (Germanpreet Singh) and Edmund (Vanspaul) who are also waiting to show their talent. For this reason, I think the atmosphere and the chemistry of the team are good. “

On an optimistic note, he concluded: “We had a lot of draws where we could have won games but I think we will get stronger in the second half of the season and I hope the team will not only show their fighting spirit, but also that we can score more goals and win games. “

Chennaiyin defender Enes Sipovic, recalled that he entered the match with a reservation without suspension, stressed that the statistic would not prevent him from playing his game.

“I didn’t even know I had three yellow cards. Honestly, there is no strategy. I had yellow cards that I didn’t deserve but that’s (aggressively) how I play. I do every duel without compromise. I’ll be careful not to give stupid yellow cards but if you have a dangerous attack and stop someone at the cost of a yellow card, I’ll stop them.

“Of course I analyze my opponent’s play and as a defender you have to be aggressive because the forwards are sharp and quick, sometimes sneaky. You must use your weapons against them. You don’t need to be afraid but sometimes you will feel my tackles, ”warned the Bosnian.