Bengaluru FC head coach Gerard Zaragoza was satisfied with his team’s performance as they drew 1-1 against NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Sree Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, 

Sivasakthi Narayanan’s stoppage-time equaliser denied the Highlanders their first win over the Blues in Bengaluru as the new head coach remained unbeaten in his new role. 

The Spaniard was satisfied with the output from his two games so far. 

“In six days, we got four out of the six points. When you can't win, try to not lose, that is my message,” Zaragoza said during the pre-match press conference. 

“Both teams tried to win, to attack. I wasn't happy with the first 20 minutes as the game was completely open but after that, the players understood what the game was demanding. I'm happy that we created a lot of chances,” he added. 

“NorthEast United FC are a very good team on the counter-attack and they could kill us before,” he continued. 

The Spaniard was happy with his team’s reaction after Aleksander Jovanovic got off injured in the 12th minute of the match. 

“If you play with fewer foreigners, the team can feel it but Harsh did really well. Halicharan Narzary, Suresh Wangjam and Javi Hernandez did their jobs well. I think we played a good game,” the 41-year-old noted. 

The Blues boss is now looking ahead to the break before his team returns to action in the Kalinga Super Cup. 

“First we will have the Christmas holidays. It's important for the players to change their minds a bit and then we arrive for the Super Cup. We are going to lose important players but we can't do anything about it,” he concluded.