I-League 2017: East Bengal's Trevor Morgan - I’m happy as long as we are getting three points and creating opportunities

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As East Bengal take on Southerners Chennai City, the Kolkata gaffer speaks about the team's current form.

The Reds and Golds host newly introduced side Chennai City on Sunday evening. Commenting ahead of the fixture against Southerners, gaffer Trevor Morgan stated that his side will aim for the three points irrespective of their spot on the points table.

''We are not looking at our current position while playing tomorrow’s game and taking this one as just another game. It’s another three points which we want to try and get. All the games are important for us as we want to be successful,'' he revealed.

The hosts are table leaders at the moment with 16 points from six fixtures, having lost none of the contests. However, the Englishman is not concerned with their current glory and aims for a long time success. ''It’s not important where we are at the moment, what's important is where we want to finish at the end of the season. The players are working hard to get there, we have been through some good performances but as I mentioned the most important thing is about (where we want to finish),'' voiced Morgan.

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The 60-year-old manager has claimed that East Bengal won't take Chennai City lightly as The Yellows and Greens' attacking forces could cause threat to the home side.

''You cannot take any team lightly because upsets happen and Chennai (City FC) is doing well of late. That’s why we approach every game in the same way. We respect all the oppositions we play against. They have two Brazilian forwards in the team and if you give them time and space they can hurt you,'' explained ex-Bournemouth player.

The Kolkata outfit defeated The Mumbaikars in their last home fixture, by two goals. However, Morgan's squad looked dull in the second half of the fixture. On being question if the lads got complacent in the last one hour, Morgan denied it. He reasoned saying the team was fatigued from the constant travelling.

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''Our players were dead tired. We had a fourteen hours journey back from Punjab and nobody went to bed before midnight on Monday and we had a training on Tuesday. It wasn’t easy to recover from that but everybody gave everything they had in the game,'' cleared the Forest Gate-born.

Lastly, Morgan expressed that he is glad with the squad as long as they clinch good results. ''As long as we are getting three points and creating opportunities, I’m happy. My players trust east other. Hopefully, they trust me and good results and relationships build on trusts,'' he signed off.


 

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