What both managers had to say ahead of today’s encounter
The Chennaiyin coach is hoping for an improved display against ATK Mohun Bagan…
“We are working every day and we are organised from the back to the front. If you are not organised at the back, you are not organised in midfield and offensively. If you don’t play offensively, you cannot create chances. We are not just kicking the ball away from our goal. We know that we have not scored many goals and we must be more clinical up front,” Laszlo accepted.
While backing his underwhelming displays of his strikers, the Chennaiyin tactician also conceded that they may need a different approach against ATK Mohun Bagan.
"I’m 100 per cent sure that our strikers have the skill but sometimes just their luck is not there. I believe in these players because I see how they are working everyday. They are not machines and psychologically we have to push them in the right way and extract more out of them. It’s not a long season. Some players take a bit longer but now we have eight games to go and we can reach our target. If we win every game 1-0, it will be enough.
“ATK Mohun Bagan is a team who stays organised and doesn’t concede many goals and play very good counter-attacking football with three to four good offensive players who can change the game. So in this way, I think the game development will be different from East Bengal. So our tactic will also be different. We could use some fresh legs also because we have a game after a few days,” he concluded.