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Hero ISL: NEUFC vs SCEB at Fatorda tonight, Coach Khalid blames injuries for highlanders’ sub-par run

The current season of the Indian Super League has been a downer, to say the least for NEUFC, having lost 4 of their last 6 matches with just 1 win.

The current season of the Indian Super League has been a downer, to say the least for NEUFC, having lost 4 of their last 6 matches with just 1 win. The dismal run has pushed the Highlanders to 9th place on the league table.

However, it can be a motivation for NEUFC to improve as they go up against SC East Bengal at the Fatorda Stadium today.

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The Red and Goal squad too has seen better days, SC East Bengal remains at the bottom of the league table. Bengal has lost 3 of their last match and shared points in another 3 encounters. This match between the two bottom-placed teams will be crucial for the respective sides to rise higher if they hope to make it to the playoffs.

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Head Coach, Khalid Jamil said injuries of key players have affected the team this season and he has not been able to put his desired squad. Further, he added, that the team has a positive approach towards the next game and will secure the 3 points.

Aussie Defender Patrick Flottmann, who had just joined the league this season said, he has learned a lot from Coach Khalid and is looking forward to the upcoming matches.

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First Published: 17th December, 2021 11:41 IST

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