News – AU – ISL 2020-21 Preview: NorthEast United look for points as SC East Bengal play with pride

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NorthEast United FC is fifth on the ISL 2020-21 table with one game in hand and is well positioned to claim one of two available playoff spots – ISL / Sportzpics

NorthEast United SC will bring their entire arsenal together to beat SC East Bengal when the two face off in a 19th-century game at Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday 1st round of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) meeting

The Highlanders have a realistic chance of making it to the play-offs and need full points to keep chasing SC East Bengal, recovering from the setback, the second Kolkata derby against Having lost arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in the last game has nothing left to offer but pride as SC East Bengal, who moved from the I-League to ISL this season, failed repeatedly at the end of the tournament and dropped out of the title contest for the team’s performance in their last six games shows where they stalled – the attack it only managed 13 shots on goal which was why it only scored five goals in six games

Tony Grant, SC East Bengal assistant coach, believed his boys could show their true quality when they play against the Highlanders “To play for this club you have to be able to roll up your sleeves is a great test for our boys to show us their quality, ”he said. With nothing more to fight this season, Grant said the game will be a good test for his team before the next season.“ A lot of these players had I haven’t played an ISL yet and the jump is a huge jump. From day one we had the next year in mind. And it’s really important that every club does that, ”he said

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Grant congratulated his opponent on his more consistent season “I think you (NorthEast United) are great I think you have started the season very well and have a good mix of youth (and experience) on your team when you are recruited in the top four and deserve to be up there It’s going to be a big test for our guys And this is the best time to see what your players are made of, ”Grant added

NorthEast, who have improved dramatically under interim manager Khalid Jamil, has remained undefeated in the last seven games.The key area of ​​improvement since Jamil’s takeover has been attack, which scored an impressive 14 goals for the Highlanders just to keep up the pace and the to score maximum points in the remaining two games

“We will focus on our game tomorrow and then we will think about the last game against Kerala Blasters. Tomorrow is a very important game for us,” said NorthEast United assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew

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“We have to play very well, we have to defend well, we have to attack well, we have to create opportunities and then take them and give our 100 percent. This is a game that we cannot take lightly. We have to show character for 90 minutes and do our best and hopefully we’ll get three points tomorrow, “added Alison.

SC Ostbengalen, Indian Super League, FC NorthEast United, FC Goa, Tony Grant, Khalid Jamil, 2021

News – AU – ISL 2020-21 Preview: NorthEast United is looking for points, while SC East Bengal plays for pride

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