Kerala Blasters : Our aim is to be the hardest team to beat says sporting director


Kerela Blasters’ plan for the pre-season has not gone according to their wishes. Their plan to send some players to Europe has been hit by the covid-19 pandemic. Following this, they have been training in India as they prepare for the start of the new season.

Their build-up towards the new season of the Indian Super League was also affected due to their underwhelming performance in the Durand Cup. Their performance led to a group stage exit. Kerala FC has since put their disappointment behind them and has been working hard to overturn their fortunes and get a better result in ISL.

“When we have such a long break between seasons like in India, sometimes you need to think out of the box and try to find all the best possible solutions,” Kerala Blasters sporting director Karolis Skinkys told TOI. “The plan was that some players would go to Europe just after the season and continue to play football. It got delayed, delayed, and delayed (due to the pandemic). Then of course we had plans to take the whole team abroad.”

said Skinkys

Karolis’ vision

Karolis looks to make an improvement on his first season in India. His first-hand invigilation has been the main reason for the selection of the new coach Ivan Vukomanovic. The capture of Spanish striker Alvaro Vazquez and Uruguayan midfielder Adrian Luna has added much-needed experience to the squad.

“We were looking for a coach who needs to prove something. It’s important to have ambitious persons in the team. Ivan is an ambitious coach; he’s coming here to prove and to teach as much as possible. I have no doubt about that.”

said Karolis

The entire setup for Kerela FC is now being overlooked by Karolis, who is looking to move on from the failures of their past. Only time will tell if his vision bears any fruit for the long term.

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