Vasco: After six games, SC East Bengal has yet to registered the first win in Indian Super League season. The team is still on the lookout for their first win of ISL season as they face Chennaiyin FC at the Tilak Maidan here on Saturday. Against Kerala, they split points due to a late equaliser and Robbie Fowler insisted that his players had put that disappointment past them. Fowler said that his players weren't short on motivation and hoped that all that improvement would lead to results.
He said, "It shouldn't be difficult to motivate any player. This is a job that we all love to do. We play the game because we love it. So the motivation is there. We are not a million miles away. The tide is turning. And hopefully, it will happen pretty soon. Everyone here is 120 per cent behind me in what we are trying to do and what we are trying to achieve."
On the other hand, Chennaiyin too is not in good condition and share a lot of the same problems that plague SCEB. They have scored just five goals in the league so far, with only their opponents on Saturday scoring less. Only two of those goals have come from open play. However, they are coming off a morale-boosting victory over FC Goa.