Newly-appointed East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler on Saturday stated his group will play an thrilling model of soccer, counting on ball possession and quick intricate passes, in the course of the Indian Tremendous League which begins on November 20. The Kolkata giants, who will compete within the ISL from this season, appointed Fowler for a two-year tenure earlier this month. The ISL can be performed in three venues in Goa in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are going to play the correct means. For me, the correct means is taking part in with the ball at your toes, quick sharp intricate passes, get the gamers shifting and serving to one another and never simply go it lengthy ball for the sake of it,” Fowler stated in an Instagram reside session.
“We received’t be taking part in lengthy balls, we wish to maintain on to possession. Possession on the correct facet of pitch, not simply knocking it round within the again. We wish to play within the reverse half, thrilling soccer and win video games. One of the best ways is placing opposition within the backfoot,” he added.
The upcoming season of the ISL, like a number of different sports activities occasions, will happen behind closed doorways in empty stadiums. “We are able to’t do something however there can be time within the close to future after we can be taking part in with misplaced of passionate followers. I would love nothing greater than to journey to Kolkata and play with a profitable group subsequent yr,” stated the Liverpool legend.
“That day will come however proper now we have to do what we have to do. It’s not straightforward but it surely’s one thing now we have to adapt and settle for.”
With a late inclusion to ISL, East Bengal appointed the 45-year-old with lower than two months left for the scheduled begin of the match and Fowler feels the group should play catch up. “It’s a brand new problem for us, we’ll go into this season and we can be aggressive. What now we have to remember is that now we have been many many weeks behind the opposite groups.
“We had been late getting collectively due to the brand new membership. We are going to catch them up fairly quickly. It is likely to be a couple of weeks earlier than you see the most effective East Bengal,” he added. Fowler has signed six overseas gamers with one other addition anticipated quickly.
“The gamers now we have introduced in are distinctive. We now have obtained plans to convey yet one more participant. It’s about getting the backbone of the group proper. Scott Neville and Danny Fox are glorious gamers. Anthony Pilkington and Jacob Maghoma in midfield are sturdy and aggressive gamers, technically excellent,” he stated. “We needed to construct a aggressive group and gamers who’re snug getting the ball when there are gamers round. We by no means simply signed due to the great names, all these gamers are good gamers.
“Matt Steinman is a superb participant, for me, he was one of many standout gamers within the A-League. He can management lots of areas on the pitch, notably that midfield. He’s a participant, in all honesty, I might have beloved to take to my final membership,” he added.
Fowler additionally brings with him a seven-member sturdy backroom employees, comprising assistant coach Anthony Grant, set-piece coach Terence McPhillips, goalkeeping coach Robert Mimms, Indian assistant coach Renedy Singh, sports activities scientist Jack Inman, physiotherapist Michael Harding and analyst Joseph Walmsley.
“My job is to herald a superb employees which can assist the gamers. The set piece coach will come and analyse what the opposition can and may’t do and we’ll search for alternatives to use them. It’s a superb alternative to use,” he stated.