Jeje Lalpekhlua: Beating Jamshedpur won't be easy

Chennaiyin FC bagged their first victory of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 in their last match against FC Pune City and will look to follow it up with three more points when they take on Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday.

Before the match, sat down with Chennaiyin striker Jeje Lalpekhlua for an exclusive chat. Here are the excerpts.

Thoughts on the season so far.

We didn't start the season well but the last game we won. We have the team and we are building confidence right now. The training sessions are going well and I hope we can get a win against Jamshedpur.

How did the bad start affect the team's mentality?

It is difficult when you lose a match. We had only one point, it was difficult for everyone. The owner, the officials, coaches they kept believing us and we kept working hard. I think that's how we got the result and I hope we can continue this momentum for the next game.

Did the last victory take some pressure off the players?

Yes, winning and getting three points is very important for us, especially when it is an away game. This will motivate us for the upcoming match. Jamshedpur FC are a good side and winning the last match will help the team. I hope we get a good result.

It's been long since the team played last. Will it affect the performance?

The players have rested well and it will go well. We are training well and every player is ready for the game.

Thoughts on Jamshedpur FC.

Yes, Jamshedpur FC are a strong side, especially at their home. It's not going to be easy but we are ready. As long as we don't make any mistakes, we can go for the three points. I hope the result is on our side.

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