Subrata Paul: Both teams should be satisfied with their effort

Jamshedpur FC climbed back to the top of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 table thanks to a 0-0 draw against Bengaluru FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday. Both sides had ample of opportunities to take the lead, but an inspired display by both goalkeepers ensured the points were shared on the day.

After the match, caught up with Jamshedpur stopper Subrata Paul for an exclusive post-match interview. Here are the excerpts:

Subrata, today you delivered an exceptional performance. You made a lot of saves and won the Hero of the Match. Your feelings?

First of all, I’m happy with one point. Personally, I feel I didn’t do anything extra because that is my job. My job is to save the goal. I did the same today. I will try and do the same job in every match.

Now top of the table with seven points. How does that feel?

It’s very early to say something because it’s been only three matches. There are 15 more matches to go. Whatever happened, happened! Don’t see the table. I just want to tell everyone, do your work, give your best always on the ground, give your 100% and trust on God.

Bengaluru had lots of chances. Even you guys had lots of chances but were not able to convert. What was lacking in today’s game that could have helped you guys take three points?

First of all, we didn’t score because Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made some very good saves as well. One of our attempts hit the post. We were a bit unlucky. But that’s how it played out. You can’t say anything, you can’t win every match. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you draw. Today’s match was a draw. So, we are happy with one point. We are more happy because everyone gave their best on the pitch. When we finish the day, go to the room and we think about what we did, I feel I gave my best. That is the satisfaction. I think today both the teams have the same satisfaction. They gave their best on the pitch and the match was a draw. You can’t say anything.

Message for the fans.

First of all, I just want to say thank you very, very much to all the supporters, who are coming out in huge numbers. They are always cheering us from the first minute to the end. Keep supporting us, come in numbers and we will give our best in every match. Thank you very much!

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