Within the aftermath of their Indian Super League (ISL) triumph in Bangalore, Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory was requested to share his ideas on the Super Cup.
“What’s a Super Cup? We’ve got one other identify now for that cup (chuckles),” he stated.
And it wasn’t simply one other identify for the event, Chennai additionally had a special type and efficiency for a contest which has been irrelevant to say the least.
The truth that the reigning ISL champions fielded solely three overseas gamers, of which two have been on the perimeter in the course of the ISL, confirmed how significantly they took the competitors.
The purpose is that if the organisers couldn’t persuade the ISL champions to area a robust aspect, what does it convey concerning the seriousness of the competitors is anybody’s guess. Actually, there isn’t any delight in profitable such a event both.
It’s essential to delve into why the Super Cup is being held. When the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awarded an AFC Cup play-off spot to the ISL, one of many circumstances was that a event has to be created the place groups from each leagues can take part.
This was merely a field to tick so as to appease the AFC. Though the organisers tried to persuade the AFC to award India a 3rd spot within the AFC competitions, their request wasn’t paid heed to.
As an alternative, you now have a event the place all video games are performed on the identical pitch and the winner would stand to earn a mere INR 25 lakhs!
As talked about earlier, with ISL groups not taking the competitors critically, they’ve been second greatest. Their performances have been dour, listless and a scarcity of motivation is clear on the sector.
Whereas the ISL have claimed that the usual of soccer performed of their competitors is greater than what’s meted out within the I-League, leads to the Super Cup have said in any other case.
When an I-League and an ISL group are competing, the distinction between the 2 sides isn’t obvious one bit.One would not which is an ISL workforce and which is an I-League workforce.
The way through which the Super Cup has been scheduled, organised or how the laws have been determined on the eleventh hour, this has been nothing in need of a nightmarish expertise for model ISL. It doesn’t matter if an ISL workforce lifts the Super Cup, the truth that the reigning champions have been knocked out, it’s a transparent indication of how Super Cup ought to actually have had a special identify as Gregory talked about!