Jerry Lalrinzuala: Want to win every match
Defending champions Chennaiyin FC will host ATK in Match 46 of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. With any chances of a top four finish slipping away fast, Chennaiyin will be desperate to pick up their second win of the season and mount a late charge for a playoff spot.
Before the crunch tie, indiansuperleague.com caught up with Chennaiyin's young defender Jerry Lalrinzuala for a chat. Here are the excerpts.
How difficult is it to play two matches within such a short period?
Yeah, it’s difficult, because the last match we played against Kerala Blasters FC and now we play again with ATK. We had only one or two days of rest but we have recovered well. Maybe we can win this match for the fans.
What has gone wrong for Chennaiyin FC this season?
I don’t know what has happened. We have had a lot of chances. In the last match too, we created a lot but couldn't score goals. In football, this happens and we learn from it. We’ll give 100% and I think we can win against ATK.
What are your hopes of making the top four?
We have a lot of matches left. Maybe if we win against ATK and then win the remaining matches, we can make it. We’ll give 100% and maybe we can be in the top four.
Is it special playing against ATK - the team you made your debut against?
Yeah, I played my first match against ATK in my debut Hero ISL season and I remember that. It’s very special for me when I play against ATK. We have prepared well.
How do you want the team to finish before the mid-season break?
We want to win every match now. We cannot lose a single match. If we win, we can take rest and come back stronger in the other matches.