For SC East Bengal, life in the Indian Super League has not been off to a good start.Three matches into their first season of the tournament, no goals scored, no points earned.
For East Bengal’s celebrated coach Robbie Fowler the current challenge is stopping his side from suffering the fourth consecutive defeat. This in itself would mean that the red and gold side picks up the first point of the tournament after suffering reverses against ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC and North East United FC. The team has conceded seven goals without scoring a single and there lies Fowler’s concern.
Jamshedpur FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 to pick up its first win of the tournament in its previous outing, and are high on confidence. Jamshedpur FC’s Scottish coach Owen Coyle hopes his team will be ready to meet the other Kolkata giant. “It is going to be a tough game as it was against ATK and we need to make sure we are ready for it. They (East Bengal) are very dangerous opponents,” Coyle said. This will be his side’s fifth game in 15 days.
SC East Bengal will have to put in an all-round performance if they are looking to record their first points of the season on Thursday.