‘I want to say sorry’ – Kibu Vicuna apologises to Kerala Blasters fans after humbling defeat to Odisha



Kerala Blasters head coach Kibu Vicuna was disappointed with his team’s performance against Odisha FC

Kerala Blasters suffered a disappointing 2-4 defeat against Odisha FC in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

The loss sees Kerala Blasters sitting in the second last position in the table with six points from nine matches. Kerala Blasters head coach Kibu Vicuna was quick to apologise to the supporters for their poor performance. 

“I want to say sorry to all the supporters. We did not play a good match and committed too many mistakes. This is not the team that we want to see and sorry for that,” Kibu Vicuna said after the game. 

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Vicuna said that his team were not at their tactical best throughout the match but expressed hope that the team will improve. He also mentioned that he was looking for a response from the team in their next match which comes up on Sunday against Jamshedpur FC. 

“Everything (was wrong) because tactically we commit a mistake and the result. The good thing is we have a game on Sunday and we have to react. We need to focus on the next game to get all the three points,” he said. 

“Well, when you concede four goals, its impossible to get points. Today we will analyze the match but is a tough night for us,” he added.

Kerala Blasters have used different pairs of centre-backs in the previous matches. Vicuna revealed that players’ fitness has been a reason for that and he has had to rotate them according to their condition. 

“Yes, we have players that are not ready to play. Yesterday we had a problem with Costa (Nhaimonesu). In the last training, he worsened his injury and could not play tonight. He was recovering after an injury,” he said. 

“In football, we have to keep going, I believe this team can play better, we have shown in matches. We have to recover from this loss. We have to play better in every aspect of the game.” 

 

 



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