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High flying Gokulam Kerala face tricky test in Indian Arrows

Indian Arrows players during training. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)
Indian Arrows players during training. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

Gokulam Kerala faces a tricky test in form of a spirited Indian Arrows side, as they look to move up into the top-four at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal tomorrow (February 19th, 2021). The kick-off is slated for 7 PM IST and the match will be broadcasted live on 1Sports, whilst streamed live on their Facebook page.

Gokulam Kerala defeated dark horses TRAU 3-1 and returned to winning ways. They now sit in 5th place in the Hero I-League standings with 10 points from 7 games. While a victory can push them into the top four, the Malabrians do not have any room for complacency against the Indian Arrows as the plot for the top six thickens.

Speaking at the virtual pre-match press conference, coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese said, “I am proud of the result in the last game. I believe we have a deep squad for the season with a lot of attacking talent. I have had seven different goalscorers this season, and having many options is always a positive aspect for the team.”

“We are preparing for the Indian Arrows just like any other team. They might be a young team, but age is just a number. They have just won against Mohammedan, a side against whom we lost. They will be more motivated, more aggressive, and more compact. We will need to be focused and try to beat them soon.”

Defender Sebastian Thangmuansang, when asked about his coach’s philosophy of football, said, “Football is changing a lot! Luckily, for me and other young players on the team, the coach gives us the freedom to go forward and has been continuously working on improving us and transforming us into complete players.”

(AIFF Media)