Gokulam Kerala doesn’t quite look like a team that has won the I-League’s last two editions, especially its output in the final third.
Gokulam will be desperate to address that issue ahead of its clash against Real Kashmir at the Corporation Stadium here on Friday. The reigning champion has scored just nine goals from its 11 games so far.
Poor finishing has worried the management so much that it has gone on a signing spree midway through the season. Two strikers, Joby Justin (Chennaiyin FC) and Eldar Moldozhunusov (Kyrgyzstan) were signed only Wednesday. Earlier this month, it had roped in Omar Ramos and Sergio Mendigutxia, from Spain, along with coach Francesc Bonet.
Though the Spanish Gambit seemed to have worked in their first match for the new club – Gokulam defeated an in-form Churchill Brothers through a goal from Mendigutxia – the team was then beaten 1-2 by TRAU.
As a result, Gokulam is lying fifth on the table with 18 points, seven behind leader Sreenidi Deccan. Kashmir is also on 18 points.