Chennaiyin FC return to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the southern metropolis to make up for the mistakes of the previous match, in which they were humiliated by Des Buckingham’s high-flying Mumbai City FC. However, Thomas Brdaric and his team will be optimistic in their ability to welcome Jamshedpur FC on November 19 in Chennai and return to winning ways.
“Last game [against Mumbai City] was difficult to analyse because the opening 30 minutes mostly went as we had planned. But after that, we lacked organisation at the back and let up a swift opening goal. We have examined it and are aware of the problems, according to Brdaric. “It was only one game; the season is still alive. This type of circumstance occurs on every team, and we should take note of it.
CFC entered the game with seven points from five games, placing them seventh in the standings. The match is notable since the Marina Machans have won both of their games thus far on the road. They will be eager to win at the Marina Arena in front of their loving supporters.
On the other hand, Jamshedpur FC, who currently sits ninth in the league standings with just 4 points from their five games played, is two positions further away from Chennai in the table.
The team of Adrian Boothroyd, who has suffered three losses this season, won their lone game thus far against NorthEast United FC at home. The British player will try to win his first away game of the year in Mexico.
Vafa Hakhamaneshi, a centre back who was suspended from the Mumbai Encounter after receiving a red card against East Bengak in Kolkata, is now available, which would be encouraging for CFC. The German-led squad will try to calm any jitters that still exist following last week’s setback with a strong performance during the weekend’s early kick off. The Iranian’s absence was felt acutely in the previous encounter.
Boothroyd: We simply want to resume playing the game. I believe that when things are going good, you get the ball to bounce and the one to go in off the post. However, I must admit that there aren’t many wrongs in general. Although a few results, you know, could have gone either way, I’m quite pleased with how the players have acclimated, the way they work well together, or whether they’ve worked. And everyone would be pleased if we were much higher up the table.
This is what football is, it’s ups and downs. We just got to make sure now we have a few injuries but with those injuries, it gives other people an opportunity to play and show what they’re all about. So we’ll see. We’ll see some really cool performances and a good results on Saturday.
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