Gokulam Kerala FC look to grab points against RoundGlass Punjab FC

Gokulam Kerala FC would look to put behind their 1-2 defeat against Chennai City FC in their first match of the Hero I-League and get to winning ways when they host RoundGlass Punjab FC on Thursday January 14, 2021, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, West Bengal. The match is slated for a 2 PM kick-off and will be telecast live on 1Sports, whilst being streamed on the 1Sports Facebook page.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Head Coach Vincenzo Annese said, “The first game was a nervous one for us. We had too many missed passes and we did not keep a lot of possession. It seemed like we were afraid to win. We rushed a lot and this cannot happen in our next match against RoundGlass Punjab FC.”

“In the next match, we need to be calm on the ball and play with patience, gauging when we can go forward. We must keep the ball on our feet and stay away from playing long balls,” he said. “They (RoundGlass Punjab FC) have a very good offensive line and they also have one of the best sides to play out from the back. We need to be on our level best to grab a result.”

Gokulam FC had taken an early lead against Chennai City courtesy Dennis Antwi, but gave away two goals owing to defensive errors. “We made some mistakes in the last match and we paid for it,” said midfielder Mayakannan. “However we look forward to rectifying our mistakes in the next match. The players have good morale and we are looking for a positive result.”

Annese further stated, “It will be a very different iteration of a team tomorrow and we will be looking to grab points.”

Meanwhile, RoundGlass Punjab FC edged a win against Aizawl FC by a solitary goal to nil and will look to build on their winning momentum. Head Coach Curtis Fleming stated, “It is very important to keep the momentum going. Once you get the win, that match is over and you look to win the next match. We got back to the drawing board and saw things we could have done better in the win over Aizawl.”

“It is a long season ahead and we have to concentrate to keep our basics and trust in the quality we have. We are expecting a very difficult game (against Gokulam Kerala FC) and every team in the Hero I-League is capable of giving a tough challenge,” he said. “In this Hero I-League season, we are going to do a pre-planned rotation where we get the most out of each player. We have to keep our fitness levels high as well because the games are coming in quick,” he added.

RoundGlass Punjab goalkeeper Kiran Limbu said, “Playing in the Hero I-League is not easy. Every team possesses the firepower to sink you. It is a challenge every second of the field. However, we aim to fight for the win.”

 


For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: MFA 2020-21 season gets canceled

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football.

IKF to dispense free international football exposure for children in India

India Khelo Football (IKF) is a non-profit platform aimed at providing kids from India a fair chance to pursue their dream of playing football internationally. IKF shares its vision to…

Share

IDBI Bank to hold trials for a central defender

After successfully conducting their first round of trials on 21st November, MDFA Super Division outfit are now looking to conduct another trial in search of Central Defenders. With football resuming,…

Share

Chedda Nagar FC set to conduct trials for MDFA Super Division

Chedda Nagar Football Fanatics will be conducting trials to reform their MDFA Super Division squad. Being established in 2011, Chedda Nagar is a renowned name in Mumbai football. The team…

Share

IDBI Bank to host trials for MDFA Super Division

With football resuming, IDBI Bank will be conducting trials for the upcoming MDFA Season. The team will participate in the Super Division and will be seen conducting their first round…

Share

Madanpura FA, Sara FA to host trials for the upcoming MDFA season

Sara Football Academy and Madanpura FA to host trials for MDFA Super division & 2nd division and 3rd division respectively on the 19th and 21st of November simultaneously. Sara FA…

Share

FC Hydra to hold trials for women footballers in Bengaluru

FC Hydra will be holding trials for women footballers for the upcoming BDFA A division Women’s league. The club is based out of Bengaluru. FC Hydra will be holding trials…

Share

NLWS FC to hold trials for MDFA 3rd division

NLWS FC is club based in Dadar who have registered themselves in the MDFA 3rd division for the 2020-21 season. The club will be holding trials for the same. Mauli…

Share

The Oranje FC to host trials for MDFA Elite Division

The Oranje FC will be hosting trials for the upcoming MDFA 2020-21 season this November. The club will be participating in the MDFA Elite division this season. Established in 2017,…

Share

Sporting Options FC to hold trials for MDFA 2nd Division

Sporting Options Football Club will be hosting trials for the upcoming 2020-21 football season. The team is currently playing in the MDFA 2nd division. Sporting Options FC was established in…

Share

MDFA 1st Division side Madanpura Sports Club soon to host trials

With football gradually returning, Mumbai based Madanpura Sports Club are slated to conduct trials for the upcoming season. Madanpura Sports Club is the Junior team of Bombay Muslims SC, who…

Share