Panchkula, January 18: Newly-appointed Technical Director Gift Raikhan said that his first job was to instil confidence among the players after four-straight defeats in the I-League. Gokulam Kerala FC faces Minerva Punjab, here, on Saturday at 2 PM. GKFC is in ninth position after 12 matches.
“We are expecting a good result and performance against Minerva Punjab. We are very down in the table. In the beginning, we were doing really good but we have lost the momentum. We collectively prepare for the match. If our preparation is correct then surely our result will flow in,” he said on the eve of the match.
“Gokulam’s problem is that we used to score goals but we also conceded a lot. We want to work on it. We are also signing a defender from France. He will join the team next week and we will be having more options in defense,” he said.
The technical director also said he would be able to make Gokulam fly high again as he has done at Neroca FC. “We are focussing only on the eight upcoming matches. I believe I will be able to make the club fly high again as I have done at Neroca. We have to get good results and then only we can plan for next season,” he added.