Coyle: We deserved the three points against Bengaluru FC

Jamshedpur FC secured a tough 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC during their 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) encounter at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday. A goal from Stephen Eze sealed the victory for Jamshedpur FC and head coach Owen Coyle was happy to return to winning ways following a loss in their previous game.

“Game by game we have steadily improved. We lost three points against FC Goa and then we came out against a wonderful Bengaluru team. We were a real threat; we scored one goal when we could have scored two or three. We deserved the three points,” Coyle said at the post-match press conference.

Although Jamshedpur managed to score a goal as well as keep a clean sheet against the Blues, Coyle said there was still scope for improvement. “I still think that there is room for improvement. We have David Grande, Nicholas Fitzgerald and Narender Gahlot missing but this group of players gives us everything that we have got.

“I believe that we will get stronger in the second half of the season. I have the best group of players. They worked hard and they kept on giving me everything. Credit to them because we clearly deserved the three points.”

Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat rued missed chances, particularly in the first half. “Football is a game of dynamics. When you score one goal, it’s easier to score a second one. But when you miss chances like we did in the first half, we get stressed. We need to score for things to go fluently.

 “We know the conditions of the league. We know that there are some very tough teams. We were fighting for something from the match just like we did in the last game but it was not possible,” he said. 

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