-By Kaushik Paul
East Bengal may seem strong on paper this season but they haven’t been so. And for that injuries are the main reasons which caused a break in rhythm for the team.
To compound East Bengal’s worries injured Lalrindika Ralte may miss the remainder of the season. “Ralte is walking with crutches. There’s is no question of fielding him tomorrow “, coach Elco said on the sidelines of practice session at salt lake stadium on the eve of their AFC cup tie versus Singapore’s BalestierKhalsa FC. He also made it clear that he won’t be fielding his key players in this match as his prime target is I-league. The youngsters will be getting chances. According to him, ” I will be fielding those players that don’t get a chance to feature in the final XI regularly l. It will be an opportunity for them to shine and make their mark “.
On the other hand it’s a must win game for the visitors if they want to go to next round.