The coach of Chennaiyin FC has mentioned that he will be deprived of the services of Enes Sipovic suspended against Hyderabad FC…
Manuel Lanzarote will be part of the squad of the day against Hyderabad FC but will not be in the top 11 and coach Csaba László has shared his reasons for the same.
The Spaniard joined the South Indian club in the January transfer window after Rafael Crivellaro suffered an injury following a tackle from Pronay Halder on December 29, 2020.
“He’s out of quarantine but you have to see. It’s not easy for someone who hasn’t trained for 14 days. I will talk to him and decide whether he will be in the squad or not but certainly not in the first 11, ”said the former Lithuanian national coach, who also mentioned that midfielder Anirudh Thapa was still recovering from a wound.
Chennaiyin FC followed Hyderabad by three points in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings and suffered a humiliating 4-1 loss at the hands of the Nizams. László wants his team to show heart and be competitive on the pitch, which would certainly help deliver positive results.
“It’s a game in which we are three points behind. We played really bad football against Hyderabad last time around and we know we have to change that. The result is very important. Professional football is always about the results, but I don’t want to see that we lose without heart, will and spirit because you can’t win every game.
“I think every ISL game has been competitive. Every team has a chance to be in the top four and everyone feels the pressure. For us against Hyderabad, it will not be a simple game. We have to do a lot for this. At the end of the day, the players who are on the pitch must show their desire. If you see the target, you have to go, ”László remarked.
He again mentioned that a few positive results will give his team the momentum it needs to end the season. Although they were disappointed with David Williams’ injury-time winner against ATK Mohun Bagan, his side made a sharp turn against league leaders Mumbai City FC to pick an important point.
“We have to win two or three games in a row to get into position on the table. This is our goal and that of the other teams as well. You know, Hyderabad is a team that beat us very badly (4-1). It was very painful, not only because we lost but because we conceded four goals. We had some bad times in the game, which is unusual for my team. I always say to my team ‘sometimes you get a game where nothing works as it should’. We have to show that it was a really bad day for us and that we can do better.
“A victory will stabilize our team because we had a very painful loss (1-0 loss) against ATK. [Mohun Bagan where the winner was scored] in overtime. We conceded a very easy goal. After that, I am proud of the players because against Mumbai City (draw 1-1), we showed that the team has spirit and that’s the kind of spirit I want to see in tomorrow’s game ” , László said.