Jamshedpur FC have lost just once in their last six matches in the Indian Super League (ISL), with Jeremy Manzorro being the architect behind this recent resurgence.

The French midfielder is playing a pivotal role in head coach Khalid Jamil’s set-up and has been demonstrating his formidable presence in the centre of the pitch with his sublime skills and smart vision.

So far in the ISL 2023–24, Manzorro has netted five goals this season while also having an assist to his name. The tenacious midfielder is displaying his substantial impact by creating the highest number of chances for his team (25) and earning the most fouls (38) for his team. Manzorro, thus far, has completed 634 successful passes, which ranks him seventh on the list for that instance.

Notably, three of his five goals came through free-kicks against Punjab FC and East Bengal FC.

By scoring from direct free-kicks in two consecutive matches, Manzorro became just the second player in league history to reach the feat. The midfielder expressed his passion for free-kicks and saw his hard work as the reason behind his success in dead-ball situations.

“Maybe some luck, I believe. I worked on it during the training. I love free-kicks, so when I have some free time in training, I work and I score; that’s good,” Manzorro told indiansuperleague.com.

The Men of Steel are currently placed in the seventh spot with 20 points from 18 matches. Manzorro acknowledged the difficulties in their chase for the final playoff spot but is determined to bring out positive outcomes from their upcoming matches.

“It will be hard, of course. We are focusing on our next game. When you win or lose, there is always a lesson to be learned. So, we’ll take lessons from our last game (against Mohun Bagan SG) and prepare for the next game,” he asserted.

With Javier Siverio and Daniel Chima Chukwu upfront, Jamshedpur FC have a lethal forward duo for their offensive lineup. Since joining the club in January, Siverio has been seen to take on the pitch sometimes as a substitute or sometimes as a starter, depending on the aspect of the match. Speaking in context, he said,

“They (Siverio and Chima) can play together. They are pretty good together.”

“Sometimes one can drop down and the other one can stay up. I don’t think it is a tactic or technique or whatever it is; it’s just about what some people want and some don’t. How we will fix this will be good for our team,” he signed off.