Prabir Das: Now, focus is on the next match

ATK beat Chennaiyin FC by a solitary goal to register their first away victory in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) season 2019-20. Chennaiyin, meanwhile, slumped to their second defeat of the season and have just one point after three matches. David Williams’ goal was the difference between the two sides on the night.

Speaking to in the post-match interview, ATK’s Prabir Das shed some light on the mood in the camp. Here are excerpts from the interview.

What are your thoughts on the match?

We played well in the first match as well but unfortunately, we lost that match. Then we made a comeback against Hyderabad and now we won against Chennaiyin, who are also a good team. Our team targeted to get three points and we got it. So, both me and my team are happy. Now, focus is on the next match, the home match against Jamshedpur.

Two clean sheets in a row. Thoughts on that?

Cleans sheets are good for us because these give defenders a lot of confidence. Even if the attackers don’t score it’s not a problem. I also feel good because I am also a defender

You had a decent crowd in your last match at home. What do you expect in the next match?

The next match is very important for us, so I hope a lot of people come for the next home match and support us.

Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC’s Romanian winger Dragos Firtulescu shared his views on the loss.

What are your thoughts on the match?

We had many chances, but the ball didn’t go in the goal. It’s easy to give up but I hope nobody gives up and everyone tries to work more.

Chennaiyin haven’t managed to win their last six Hero ISL matches. What do you make of that?

I told you, what was before, was before. Now we are here. It isn’t good to be in this position but there is nothing we can do now. I will try to work harder and we need to win the next few games.

Read the match report here.

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