Trevor Morgan – East Bengal needs 11 players with the right attitude and desire

The former Dempo SC coach spoke of his intention to turnaround East Bengal’s fortunes next season if given a chance.

East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan stated that he isn’t sure if he will be offered a new deal for next season. The former Kerala Blasters assistant coach was roped in by the Red and Gold brigade after Biswajit Bhattacharya had put in his papers following their 3-1 defeat to Bengaluru FC.

However in three matches under Morgan’s tutelage, the Kolkata giants have suffered two defeats and a draw.

“First of all I have to talk to the club to see if they want me to continue. Maybe they might change their mind after the three results. Things have to change. It doesn’t matter if I am in Calcutta or Australia. If they offer I will be interested to turn the club around,” said Morgan.

The former Bournemouth striker was asked to share on what he thought is needed at East Bengal in order for them to win silverware.

“In a team you can’t have 11 people put the shirt on and play. You have to put the shirt on as a team. The last time I was here (in his first reign as East Bengal coach between 2010 to 2013), we had that trait. Back then I don’t think so we had such a skilful squad and big name players.

“What we’ve got to do now is have 11 players out (on the field) and they should be willing to do anything for each other. I have not really seen it, maybe in patches, but that should happen week in and week out,” he pointed.

East Bengal have never won the I-League trophy and Morgan reasoned as to why they keep missing out on the national title.

“They do have the quality but do they have the desire? You don’t win with skill. You’ve got to have 11 players with the right attitude. Maybe five-or-six of them will also do. I don’t see that at the moment,” he concluded.

– Goal

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