Gurpreet Singh Sandhu: The clean sheet was important

Bengaluru FC had to settle for their third draw in as many matches in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 after being held to a goalless stalemate by Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Sunday. The Blues, however, could have very well had to return empty-handed if not for some brilliant saves from goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

After the match, Gurpreet shared his opinion on how the match panned out in his post-match interview with Here are the excerpts:

Your thoughts on the match.

I think it was a difficult game away from home. Jamshedpur had won two games in a row, had six points on the table. Coming here and trying to get a result, it’s difficult. They are a quality side. Unfortunately, we couldn’t score. We got enough chances to score. It’s not that we didn’t, but I’m very hopeful of the team and hopefully we will score in the future, in the next games coming. But it’s very, very important to come away with a clean sheet which is very crucial when you are playing away from home, because it will help a further down in the season.

Three games, three draws till now. Is it frustrating for you?

I think it can be frustrating, but the most important thing is if we are creating chances or not. That’s the question. And we are creating chances. It’s a matter of time before we find the back of the net. So, I’m very hopeful. It’s a long season. We’ve just played three games, two away games and one at home. If you ask me, playing good sides at their home is always difficult and not losing a game is very, very crucial.

How did it feel to come here in Jamshedpur and play this match in front of all these fans?

Incredible! I’m very, very impressed with the setup of the club. I feel like these guys are the torch-bearers because this is a club which has their own stadium, their own facilities, which is an example for all the other clubs. And I’m very happy that I came to Jamshedpur and the fans were incredible throughout the game.

Read the Match Report here.

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