Trevor Morgan, the caretaker manager of the Kerala blasters, promised "something different" for the crunch ISL 2015 match against Chennaiyin FC, even if he refused to reveal what that "something different" will be.
The Kerala Blasters, last year's finalists, are bottom of the table at the moment, having lost four matches in a row. With just four points from six games, that dreaded sack came the way of Peter Taylor, leaving the experienced-in-India Morgan in charge of inspiring a turnaround, a turnaround which needs to begin on Saturday in Kochi against a seriously-good team in Chennaiyin.
The primary reason for parting ways with Taylor was the fact that the Englishman refused to budge from his 3-5-2 formation, which, plain and simple, did not work. Morgan is expected to go for a more conventional back four on Saturday, even if that doesn't necessarily guarantee an immediate change in their defensive fortunes.
"There will be something different [against Chennaiyin] but what that is I cannot say at the moment," Morgan said in Kochi on Friday.
"All I can say is that we need to win the game and to win the game, we got to do well."
Kerala need to do well in two aspects – in defence and in attack. While their attack was a little iffy throughout the season in ISL 2014, there was never any doubt over the rearguard, which, unfortunately, hasn't been the case this season.
The Blasters have already conceded nine goals, and with only seven strikes hitting the back of the net at the other end, it is no surprise that this season has been a struggle.
Morgan believes the Kerala Blasters need to minimise the mistakes, and hope that when they do make them, they don't get punished. Of course, it goes without saying, the attackers need to back their defence and ease the pressure by scoring bags of goals as well.
"There's only a one-goal difference in our every loss and a lot of those goals came from mistakes," Morgan added. "Unlike last year this year, we are being punished for every mistake.
"The harder you play the more you get punished. Last year we were making mistakes but we weren't punished so much.
"In football, I believe we just a result away from finding our form. I can't say there is any lack of confidence or anything of that sort because the players are training really well.
"We got to do well going forward. We will field a team that will give us a lot of options going forward, and at the same time, also make sure we do not concede goals."