Owen Coyle: ISL matches will be played frequently and players will catch up injury
Two times Indian Super League (ISL) winner Chhenaiyin FC will continue their sad story again. Under the coaching of Jhon Gregory, they had a six winless streak, then Owen Coyle took over the charge, and from out of nothing he took the broken team to the ISL final.
Owen Coyle ends the love story with Chennaiyin FC and joined another ISL club Jamshedpur FC.
In an interaction with Goal.com Owen Coyle concerns COVID19. And this pandemic effects on sports man’s mentality and that needs time to recover.
Owen Coyle says they are recruiting such players who have a strong mentality
“It is a difficult situation and there is no doubt about that. And that is why while recruiting the players we went for those players who would enhance the strength of the side. We also find players who have the ability and who can deal with the mentality because that will be a big issue. Everybody will be in the same area and movements will be restricted. So we need players who are mentally strong and can be a part of a group. There will be challenges and this is unprecedented and we did not have any hand in this. What I can do is prepare the team well to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible,” Owen Coyle told Goal.Com.
Owen Coyle says ISL matches will be played frequently and players will catch up more injury
“The games will come very fast and we have to make sure the players recover well and go again. The other thing which will probably help in that respect is that there won’t be much traveling. We have to counter these problems and make sure it is as smooth as possible.”
Owen Coyle says his role in Jamshedpur FC will be a great challenge
“I absolutely loved being there with Chennaiyin FC. Obviously, after March I was a free agent and then Jamshedpur came and we had positive talks. Chennaiyin was a good club with good people but Jamshedpur is also a great challenge.”
Owen Coyle says the semifinal against FC Goa was remarkable
“I think the first leg of the play-offs semifinal against FC Goa was a memorable match (4-1). Goa are an outstanding team with good players. But the way we won that first leg was amazing. I remember my first home game where there were 8000 fans and then in that match, there were 20,000. The support we got was amazing. So if I have to pick one moment from last season, it has to be that semifinal game against FC Goa,” Owen Coyle concluded.