Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo still believes that they can make it to the top four of the league table and qualify for the play-offs in the ongoing season of the Indian Super League. The ‘Marina Machans’ currently sit in eighth place on the league table, with 16 points from 15 matches.
Chennaiyin FC are winless in their last four matches, while their form has deteriorated as well with them having scored just one goal in the same time frame. The Marina Machans are placed at the eighth position in the league table with 16 points from 15 matches so far, and have a slim chance of making it to the play-offs. But, their head coach Csaba Laszlo still believes that his side can make it into the top four if they win their remaining games this season.
“If you want to be in the top four, we have to win the remaining games and this is not too much. We have five finals and this is what we are working towards. I hope that we can showcase not just good football but also that we can score goals. We created so many chances but we didn't score. I hope that we have more luck against Bengaluru," said Csaba Laszlo, during the pre-match press conference.
Chennaiyin FC suffered a major blow when their playmaker Rafael Crivellaro was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. It saw them roped in former FC Goa star Manuel Lanzarote as a replacement, with him set to make his debut for them in the upcoming match. With loads of experience under his belt, he’s going to be an asset for the squad.
“Lanza (rote) was in India for a couple of years. He's a good player and he knows the Indian [Super] League. He's a player who can make a difference and I hope he can help us bring back the creativity in the midfield,” added the manager.