FC Pune CIty will be facing the low-on-morale Kerala Blasters in match no. 22 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.
Ahead of this all-important clash, Kerala Blaster head coach Peter Taylor is confident that they can tun the wheels of fortune towards them. Blasters have now lost two back-to-back matches and are laguishing at the bottom of the points table. They would want to end their losing streak when they will lock horns with FC Pune City.
"We are capable of turning it around against FC Pune City. We already have seen some signs of improvement against FC Goa in our last game. Now we want to win enough matches to be in a good position. I do not think we are far away from getting good results," Taylor told at the pre-match press conference on Monday.
"We will try and give our best against FC Pune City. We are very much aware of their strengths. Currently, I am not happy with our position in the points table but the other teams are not far away from us. So we are confident we can catch them soon as we are working very hard to win our upcoming games."
Taylor stressed on the fact that individual mistakes are costing them. At this stage in the ISL 2015, they cannot afford to commit such kind of mistakes. They will have to be strong defensively in order to stop the likes of Tuncay Sanli, Jackichand Singh and Eugeneson Lyngdoh.
Meanwhile, David Platt is also wary of Kerala Blasters's strengths. The men in orange and purple stripes have also lost their previous game against Chennaiyin FC. Although they are in the top half of the points table, but they would want to continue with their good run of show at their home ground in ISL 2015.
"Every game is difficult and are equally important. There are still plenty of matches left but I am pleased with the way things have gone so far. Now we are looking for a couple more wins so that our chances of qualifying for the semi-final increases," Platt told the reporters at the press conference on Monday.
"We will analyse and play accordingly against Kerala Blasters. We respect every opponent. We need nothing but a win against the likes of Kerala Blasters."