Matej Poplatnik: The atmosphere is much more positive
Fresh off their 3-0 win over Chennaiyin FC, Kerala Blasters FC will be looking for their third victory of the season when they face off against FC Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Monday.
Prior to the fixture, indiansuperleague.com interviewed Kerala striker Matej Poplatnik, who scored a brace in the last match against Chennaiyin. Here are the excerpts.
Thoughts on your performance against Chennaiyin FC.
It was a great match. The whole team played very well. We showed how we play football with a lot of passes and creating plenty of chances. Also, I am a striker and my job is to score. In the last match, I scored twice and I'm happy about that.
What impact did the win against Chennaiyin FC have?
The atmosphere is much more positive so everyone is happy. This win also gave us a lot of positive energy for the matches in the future. So, we expect to keep improving in the next match.
Do you have any personal objectives for the remaining two matches?
Yes, of course. We are professionals so we play till the end. We must play for our club, our badge, our pride and our fans. We will play like it is the final for sure and give our best.
Can Kerala Blasters FC upset FC Goa?
Yes. Goa have improved but we too have done a lot of improvements. Especially when we attack. We scored thrice in the last match. So, they have a good defence but we have a good attack.
Read the match preview here.