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ISL 2016: Five under-used players this season

Amlan Das
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Antonio German
Antonio German has been underutilized for Kerala(Image credits: ISL)

We are at the midway point of the third season of the Indian Super League and the excitement does not seem to cease.  So far 27 matches have been played in the league, in which we have seen a lot of Indian and foreign big names playing. However, there are a few players who often do not get adequately utilized.

Also read: First month of ISL 3 in Pictures

ISL is a very tight league and in the race for supremacy, managers often tend to overlook a few players. There are a lot of players with immense potential and then there are some who have performed earlier. But sometimes with a new coach and new circumstances, they don’t seem to have been utilized fully. Here are five such under-used players from this season of the ISL.

#1 Antonio German

Kerala Blasters have played seven games so far, in which they have managed to win only two. What’s worse for them is that they have scored just four goals in the tournament so far, which is the second lowest after FC Goa.

The firing inability of Kerala’s forward line is a big head for their coach Steve Coppell and he clearly needs to make a change in the strategy. 

He can probably start off by making more use of his forward Antonio German. The former Queens Park Rangers player had a prolific season for Kerala last year where he scored 6 goals in 9 appearances. Kerala quite honestly did not have a great season last year either, finishing last and the only spark they had was this 24-year-old Englishman. 

This season,  German has made 5 appearances but has played only 297 minutes. Furthermore, he is yet to open his goalscoring account. Not sure what’s in Coppell’s mind, but he must try out his fellow countryman more to bring Kerala back on track. 

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