Elco Schattorie wants to come out from the difficult situation
Kerala Blasters spoils the two points as they settled their game against Odisha FC with a goalless draw. The Yellow Brigade had faced one big setback when their key player Messi Bouli hurt his head and has been taken to the hospital.
The Dutch tactician Elco Schattorie met the press in the post-match conference.
Elco On the injury crisis
“I think someone is trying to curse us.”
“We started early morning yesterday with Ogbeche, who was hospitalized, as he complained of food poisoning. He got okay late yesterday night. Today, Jairo played his fourth straight game with an injection. He is having a meniscus problem, so we had take him off today as well. Others like Arques and Zuiverloon are also injured, but I hope they will make it back quickly.” Elco told the press.
The Dutchman thinks they were not at their best
” Everyone is saying to us that we play long balls and we didn’t play well. I think they should stop reporting because it is an extremely difficult situation. I’m very proud of my player’s efforts. Even if it’s one point, I see it as a win.”
The Dutchman on Sahal
” Prasanth played really well, so did KP (Rahul). They made a few mistakes but played with a lot of fire. So did Sahal, he played well across all areas.
” If I think he has to be on the bench, he will be there. If I want him to play, he will play. I have experienced and I know about playing youngsters. I will stand with my players and gave them the confidence they need.”
Elco Schattorie on his future gameplay
“I hope we come out of this difficult situation. I have to work with what I have now. We have a squad with good players. In the end, it’s about trying to win and try work together.”
Kerala Blasters will take on defending champions on 23rd November and Odisha FC take on ATK on the very next day.