The Southern team continues to waste in front of the goal because it allowed ATK Mohun Bagan to score a point …
In many ways, Chennaiyin FC gave ATK Mohun Bagan an easy escape route after nearly securing a victory over the league leaders of the Indian Super League (ISL).
Chennaiyin head coach Csaba Laszlo is said to be in a very curious situation. His team played really well against one of the toughest teams in ISL. And it’s not just about possession, which ATKMB is happy to let you have. It was about taking advantage of the lion’s share of the ball and confusing the Habas team.
Their forward four of Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jakub Sylvestr and Rahim Ali, ably supported by the hard work of Memo and Anirudh Thapa, did very well to disrupt the ATKMB back line and give Arindam Bhattacharya plenty of exercise throughout. Match.
Even after the influential Crivellaro was sent off after a brutal tackle from Pronay Halder, Chennaiyin continued to threaten, which is a testament to the system Laszlo has put in place.
However, despite all of this, Chennaiyin’s perplexed woes in front of goal continued. Sylvestr, so good and impressive at the build, continued to forget about his shooting boots once he entered the zone.
Brilliantly enterprising Chhangte on the left flank was denied by Arindam a few times, while even Enes Sipovic and Eli Sabia had the opportunity to score from set pieces. But that just wasn’t the case.
ATK Mohun Bagan would consider themselves unlucky as the referee failed to spot Reagan Singh’s kick on David Williams in the first half, which should have been a penalty.
The problem for the Kolkata team is that they have scored eight goals in as many matches, but only three players namely Roy Krishna (five), Manvir Singh (two) and David Williams (one) have contributed so far. present.
If you compare that to what happened last season, Javier Hernandez, who is currently injured, Edu Garcia, Michael Soosairaj, who is also on the treatment table, and a few other players have contributed to their cause in the attack. Antonio Habas would certainly have that in mind when his side take to the pitch in their next game against NorthEast United.
In just two games this season, ATK’s defense Mohun Bagan was under pressure – against FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC. Both teams are known for their attacking style of play, but in the case of Chennaiyin the odds created were clearer.
It was thanks to Arindam Bhattacharya’s eagerness that they were refused at least four times. The experienced keeper has traveled back the years and has been among the best performers of Kolkata’s outfit.
The Marina Machans have lost just two games so far but have worryingly drawn four and that is only due to their poor goal form. They will have to turn things around in the next two games, against Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC, and start climbing in this table.
And the key to that could be the return of Isma Goncalves who was excellent in the season opener where they beat Jamshedpur FC. Laszlo has to answer many questions.