ISL 2018-19: John Gregory accuses Kerala Blasters of not playing fair


The nightmare season of Chennaiyin FC in the Super League of India (ISL) continued when they fell to their 12th loss of the season on Friday against the Kerala Blasters. The 3-0 defeat destroyed all the momentum gained after the international break.

Noting the inconsistency on this side of Chennaiyin, coach John Gregory said: “Performance basically sums up our season, we defeated the team at the top of the league last weekend, and then we lost to the team in ninth. our season, we have had a lack of consistency with our performance. ”

He added: “It was a bad team display, bad individual performances, Kerala took full advantage.” The English coach hit the opposition for not stopping the game when Chris Herd fell to the ground with a cramp. Kerala goal of the match.

Gregory said: “We gave away the first goal that is poor for us.” The second goal, the opposition should have kicked the ball in. Certainly it was not a fair game, no one made the slightest effort, they just kept going, certainly not fair play. I’m sure he’ll come back to haunt them one day, without a doubt, we would have kicked the ball out of the game, like eight other teams in the league. ”

The former Aston Villa coach spoke about how the inexperience of some of his players made his game difficult. “Obviously, some of the young people only played a handful of games. You get it with young layers, our full backs are young and inexperienced. They will learn from these types of actions, but they have a cost, “said the Chennaiyin boss.

The coach was not happy with the attitude of some of the Chennaiyin players.

He said: “We are going straight to the qualifying rounds, we are not trusting our league position, if the players are keeping their best football for that, they should not be playing their hearts in ISL, I did not think we looked like a team. our players thought that the ISL season was over, enough of my players were unrecognizable. “