Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters will travel abroad for pre-season ahead of the upcoming ISL season. The Blasters will travel to Serbia in August and to Qatar in September.
The Blasters are set to play their preseason in two different Countries in the duration of two months. Blasters will go through advance pre-season training there.
Blasters needed it for obvious reasons, as they have failed to qualify to the ISL playoffs for the fourth season in a row. Kerala Blasters fans must have gotten used to it.
The Blasters need a re-incarnation in pre-season preparations
Hire coaches with good experience, sign talented players who are worthy, begin with hype all over the Country. But then, stumbles and spoils everything when the time comes- the actual season. Before the season 2020-21 season kicked off. They hired Karolis Skynkis as the new sporting director. who immediately brought Kibu Vicuna, all of this was looking like a potential of good times for the Blasters.
The signing of Gary Hooper, Vincente, and Nishu increased the hopes of the fans. However, we all know what followed. A defeat in their opening match against ATK Mohun Bagan. It took them one month to secure their 1st victory against Hyderabad FC. And Blasters managed to win two more matches after that. Ended up in the 10th spot on the League table.
Time for the redemption
Having reached the final twice in the first 3 seasons, Kerala blasters have fallen down to being below average. They are no longer seen as the title contenders. That is a really sad state for a team that has a huge fanbase in the Country. Now, it is high time that the club should approach for more professional planning. Build and train the players under more professional circumstances.
This preseason might be a small step towards it, this season if Blasters again fail to impress their fans then a total change in the management structure might be the only option remaining.
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