Elco Schattorie says he had 100% conviction that they will win

Elco Schattorie says he had 100% conviction that they will win

Kerala Blasters finally breaks their winless streak. They beat Hyedrabad Fc by 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday (5/1/20). Elco Schattorie and co-registered their second game in the Indian Super League (ISL) so far.

Now Kerala Blasters are standing on the 7th position in the league with 11 points in hand in 11 games.

Kerala Blasters boss Elco Schattorie met the press in the post-match press conference and shared his opinion.

Elco Schattorie thinks they had this mentality every time but they were unlucky many times

“Nothing. We had the same again Jamshedpur. We had the same thing against ATK at home. The mentality, there’s nothing wrong with it. We have been a few times, very unlucky.”Elco Schattorie spoke in the post-match conference.

Elco Schattorie says he had 100% conviction that they will win

“One of the things sometimes lacking, or something I can change is the physicality, especially from my wingers. But, overall, even in the last game against NorthEast, before the game, I had 100% conviction that we would win. Unfortunately, we got this penalty against us.”

Elco Schattorie says they can play more 3-4 games with the same XI

“Again, I keep coming back to the same thing. Hopefully, we can play 3-4 games with the same XI. it is essential to get the results in the long run. The spirit and the mentality, from day one, there is nothing wrong with it.”

Elco Schattorie says Media putting pressure on him

“I know the media love to put pressure on it and question on these things, but there’s nothing wrong there. It is just a matter of having everyone fit and creating consistency, nothing else. Anyone who thinks he knows better there, he doesn’t understand football.”

Elco Schattorie on Seityasen Singh

“I think, all the wingers that I have, look, Seityasen (Singh), I can completely, completely understand this boy didn’t play for the whole last year. Hopefully, slowly, he gets into a certain rhythm because that’s important. But, it isn’t where it should be now. I am happy he bagged a goal and had a few more dribbles.”

Elco Schattorie says Narzary proved him wrong

“Holi, it’s the same idea, also had a long injury last year, was under-performing; but I am happy that he proved me wrong. Prasanth, till now, has worked very hard. People, they don’t see that. They just see the goals. He actually had an assist not too long ago. I protected him.”

Elco Schattorie on Prasanth Karuthadathkuni’s change 

“As for Prasanth, it was time to try a change. Last week, I was saying that about (Rahul) KP, I hoped that he maintained because he has adapted, he has scored and he has a good shot. It would give me more options. But, I am happy, both wingers did decent,” Elco Schattorie concluded.

Kerala Blasters will play their next game against the table-toppers at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday (12/1/20).


Tarak Roy

A Football Lover

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