Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo feels that they are well organised at the back, but needa to start scoring goals. The ‘Marina Machans’ have scored the least number of goals this season by any team - eight in total from their quota of 10 matches so far in the 2020-21 Indian Super League.
It’s not that Chennaiyin FC have been struggling with their game this season, but their inability to convert the chances have hurt them dearly. The ‘Marina Machans’ have scored the least number of goals this season by any team - eight in total from their quota of 10 so far. Their head coach has backed up his defenders, stating they are well organised at the back, but they need to start converting the chances if they have to revive their campaign. They are set to face bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Stadium, in Bambolin, this Wednesday evening.
"I don't want to say that we created the most chances in the league but somehow we didn't score enough goals. If you don't score goals, it's very difficult to win games. You cannot always only defend and expect to be without mistakes at the back. We are organised at the back but I wish we score the chances that we create," said Csaba Laszlo, during the pre-match press conference.
"We don't concede many goals from open play. We have reorganised our shape and we are better organized now. East Bengal scored two goals from corners (2-2 draw) and Mumbai City two goals from indirect set-pieces. Every team can improve and we are also improving,” added the manager.
The cramped schedule has been a headache for the teams in the ISL this season, eventually leading to less recovery time for the players. But the coach is not losing sleep over it, stating that they need to finish to job on hand - win the next game.
"I am not concerned about the draw (cramped fixtures). Both teams need three points. Everybody needs victories, like in our situation. Yesterday you saw the game between the two teams (Mumbai City and ATK Mohun Bagan) from the top of the table and our best games were against these teams," said the Chennaiyin FC head coach.