Hyderabad FC take on struggling East Bengal in tricky ISL clash


By: PTI | Vasco |

Updated: December 14, 2020 6:45:59 pm

Hyderabad FC gamers in motion earlier than the match in opposition to East Bengal (Twitter/HyderabadFC)

Hyderabad FC will likely be eager to proceed their unbeaten run after they take on a struggling SC East Bengal in an Indian Super League fixture on the Tilak Maidan right here on Tuesday.

Four video games into the season, Hyderabad FC are certainly one of simply three groups which are but to lose a recreation a win and three attracts) and they are going to be desperate to convert their efforts right into a victory, in opposition to the ISL debutants.

SC East Bengal haven’t had one of the best of begins to the season. They are but to attain a aim, however logged first level in the league desk in a feisty clash in opposition to Jamshedpur final Thursday.

They stay backside of the desk however may show to be one of many largest assessments for Hyderabad up to now this season.

“With every game, East Bengal are getting better. Their fixtures so far have not been easy. Suspensions and late goals conceded have been the issues for them, but they have been playing some really good football,” stated Hyderabad head coach Manolo Marquez on the eve of the clash.

“The draw they secured against a physical Jamshedpur side despite playing with ten men for over 70 minutes, is proof of their quality and I expect this game to be a tough test for our side.”

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, who can be in his first season as coach, didn’t have a great pre-season together with his squad given their delayed entry into the ISL.

“We are a team for the fighters,” Fowler stated. “Our spirits are high anyway. In four games that we played, we did okay. Yes, we have been unlucky at times. Players are getting fitter and we would see a better East Bengal team now,” Fowler stated.

But nearly a month into the marketing campaign, SC East Bengal are getting used to the strategies and are slowly gaining kind.

The likes of Matti Steinmann, Jacques Maghoma and Anthony Pilkington have fashioned understanding in the midfield and in assault, whereas the likes of Sehnaj Singh and Scott Neville can present cowl on the again.

The absence of Eugeneson Lyngdoh, who serves a suspension for the pink card he picked up in the final spherical, may have an effect on Fowler’s plans for this recreation.

Asked bout not with the ability to open the scoring account, Fowler, a imply goal-poacher in his heyday stated : “We go out there to win the game. I can’t stress enough how tough it has been for us. A lot of decisions have gone against us. We have to show a more self belief like we did in the last game,” Fowler stated.

However, the Englishman has sufficient high quality in his facet to give you an answer.

Hyderabad FC, on the opposite hand, although unbeaten, have picked up simply three factors from the final three video games.

But the consistency of children like Chinglensana Singh, Liston Colaco, Akash Mishra and Hitesh Sharma has been an actual asset for the facet this season, regardless of struggling a number of harm setbacks in the opening rounds.

“They (the lacking gamers) are necessary gamers for us however that is the rationale why the squad has greater than eleven gamers.

“This gives a great chance for the youngsters in the squad who are showing their quality and proving that they are ready for these games,” Marquez stated.

While East Bengal have conceded probably the most targets in the ISL together with Odisha FC, Hyderabad have conceded the least, alongside league leaders Mumbai City. But the stats is not going to matter when the 2 equally matched groups take on one another at Vasco.

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