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I-League: Upbeat Lajong aim to defeat Churchill (Preview)

IANS  |  Shillong 

After kicking off with a meticulous win in the first match of the Hero I-League 2017-18, now the onus is on Shillong to carry forward their winning spree to their home ground against Churchill Brothers FC in their second home fixture on Saturday.

Although the team recorded a win the other day, Shillong assistant coach Alison didn't seem to be very happy with the performance of the boys because according to him, they played what might be called "good football" but not "attractive football".

"For the next match, I expect my boys to play better and focus more on attacking", Alison said.

Alison added that the boys have gained more confidence after the first win and have been training hard to make it two in two in their opening two home fixtures.

"After the win on Monday, the boys have gained more confidence. But now our main focus is the next match against Churchill."

"The boys have recovered well from the first match and we have been training hard. We are ready for our second home match," Alison added.

Newly appointed Churchill Brothers FC Head Coach Shevchenko said that they have a joke for such a situation: "It is as if we came into winter from summer."

On being asked about the strategies against the home team regarding the match, he preferred not to disclose much and stated that his team would play according to their plan tomorrow.

The Churchill head coach said, "We haven't had too much time to prepare as the foreigners arrived late but with the Indian players the preparation has been good."

"It is a fresh team and we will get better game by game," he added.



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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 20:12 IST