Riding on the back of a defeat, NorthEast United travel to Chennai to take on a resolute Chennaiyin FC. A win for Chennaiyin FC would take them top of the league, while a win for NorthEast United would take them into the second spot, leapfrogging Chennaiyin FC.

“The team enjoys being on the road. It is a good learning curve, and we are always looking forward to the away fixtures,” said NorthEast United’s coach Ricki Herbert. 

Although NorthEast United sit fifth with eight points, goals has been an issue for the Highlanders.

 “It is an issue. The strikers are short of confidence but it is important that we turn the corner.” he added.

Meanwhile Herbert, proudly boasted ,“We are the best passing team in the league.”

Herbert also went on to praise goalkeeper Rehnesh, who has been one of the outstanding players in the Indian Super League, so far, he said “Don’t forget about a 21-year-old goalkeeper who no one knew when the league started. Rehnesh has been in fine form. He made a mistake in the first game but came back well to win Man of the Match.”

Meanwhile Seiminlen Doungel, who was also present concluded with, “There is no pressure. We are here to enjoy the game,We must utilise every opportunity to improve our game and pick up finer technical nuances from foreign players who are part of the squad.”