I-League Preview: Aizawl ready to dash Churchill’s North-East trip

Churchill boss Alfred Fernandes opines that there should be no complaints about the weather and playgrounds in professional football. He, however, admits, "I am expecting a very tough game tomorrow. Aizawl has been playing well and getting results."

Aizawl will have to play without defender Lalruatthara who has been booked 4 times this season.   -  I-League Media

As part of its trip to the North-eastern part of the country, Churchill Brothers F.C. Goa reach Aizawl after its unsuccessful trip to Shillong last week.

The Highlanders, after its tragic defeat against Mohun Bagan in Kolkata, is going to charge all guns blazing to coming back to its winning ways when it clashes its swords with the Goan outfit at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl tomorrow.

Churchill boss Alfred Fernandes opines that there should be no complaints about the weather and playgrounds in professional football. He, however, admits, “I am expecting a very tough game tomorrow. Aizawl has been playing well and getting results.”

On a hopeful note, he also quips, “Football is about momentum and confidence. Hopefully, we will get good results.”

Churchill Brothers has only garnered 5 points from 7 matches, having conceded 8 goals while scoring 4. There are four teams between them and their opponents tomorrow, Aizawl F.C.

Aizawl has been having a moderately good season so far with 13 points from 7 matches. Aizawl has also not been able to keep its net safe, and has had 7 goals scored against them.

Fully aware of his team’s weakness, Alfred Fernandes also speaks of his expectations to sign a new defender soon. Liberian midfielder Ansumana Kromah also said in anticipation of tomorrow’s match, “I will do everything I can on the pitch tomorrow. I will try to impress my coach, my teammates and the spectators.”

Aizawl coach Khalid Jamil expressed his concern about its match against Churchill Brothers, “They are a good team. They have been playing solid games.” He furthers adds, “We have to be alert while playing both inside and outside the box to avoid being carded.”

Aizawl will have to play without defender Lalruatthara who has been booked 4 times this season. Besides L’ruatthara, all players are fit and ready to play according to Jamil who also hints a return for Al-Amna tomorrow.

Aizawl midfielder Brandon Vanlalremdika also vents out of his excitement for the forthcoming match, “My target is to score a goal, but teamwork would be the first priority.”

“We are playing a good team tomorrow so the result will depend on on which team works harder on the pitch”, he added further.

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