In the match between Kerala Blasters and Hyderabad, FC held at GMC Stadium Here Kerala Blasters registered their first win 2-0 against one of the strong teams in the season against the Nizam’s.
This Victory Can be also interpreted as the victory against one of the strongest teams (HyderabadFC) and between one of the weakest teams (Kerala Blasters).
Kerala Blasters were playing without the seasoned trio of Costa Nhamoinesu, Bakary Kone, and Gary Hooper, and at the post-match press conference, head coach Kibu Vicuna expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the players who were given a chance in their absence.
The Blasters had the problems of injures of a few players in their team and they were not ready to play in the game on Sunday. But in the ansence of the injured players Sandeep Singh, Jordan Murray and Abdul Hakku played really well when they got a chance to play for their team.
“We are happy because in the last 2-3 weeks, we are training better and we are seeing the results of these (training sessions),” Vicuna said after guiding Kerala to their first win of the season and condemning Hyderabad to their second defeat.
Revealing the secret that he told his players at the break leading 1-0, Vicuna said: “At the half time, we spoke about what we have to do, but we had to score the second goal because Hyderabad is a team
that has good strikers and at the beginning of the second half, we had some good chances but we managed to score at the end of the game (in the 88th minute). I think we deserved the win tonight.” He added.
On the other hand Hyderabad FC Coach Manuel Marquez for his part said That he was really very much disappointed by the performance of his team. He said that the players did not execute their game plans, while they were in the ground
. “We had very clear chances but only because of their attitude, they deserve to win. But this kind of thing happens in football …I am disappointed with the attitude of the players in the first 20-25 minutes,” he added.