On Friday, when Odisha FC will host Northeast United FC in the sixth season of Hero Indian Super League at Kalinga Stadium here, it will be as much as it wants. Odisha is currently sixth with 21 points from 16 matches and is five points behind number four Mumbai City. If the Odisha team is unable to beat the Northeast, then it can be out of the top-4 race.
Coach Joseph Gombau would like his team to survive the playoffs. But this is not going to be easy for the team as they have suffered three consecutive defeats in the last three matches. ATK beat Odisha 3-1 in their last match. Odisha will have to improve their defense in this match as the team has scored 10 goals in the last three games. Gombau said, "These two matches are important. We have progressed game by game this season. If the numbers are right (reaching the playoffs) then we will fight for it. We need to keep our focus. We Training is good and it is very important for us to win this match. If we win tomorrow, then we will go into the next match with the same thinking. We have to take this match like a final. "On the other hand, the Highlands The team of famous Northeast has not won a single match in the last 11 matches. The team will now play this match after separating from their head coach Robert Journey.
Please tell Northeast had to play exciting draw in their last match by Jamshedpur FC 3-3. The visiting team will descend into this match under the guidance of their interim coach Khalid Jamil. Jamil said, "Whatever we have, we have to give our best. After the journey, we would like to continue our rhythm. There is a lot of change in the team and nothing else."