Hopefully there’s plenty more to come from the Indian players: Jamshedpur FC's Owen Coyle

Jamshedpur FC’s head coach Owen Coyle feels it’s nice to pick up points early in the competition but demands his players to keep working hard as his side defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 in their fourth match of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 at Athletic Stadium, Bambolim on Monday.

Jamshedpur FC has remained unbeaten this season. The club is now ranked at second position in the table with eight points, only one behind the leaders Mumbai City FC who have lost a match.

In the backdrop of Jamshedpur FC’s victory over ATK Mohun Bagan, coach Coyle addressed the media during the official post-match press conference.

Here are the excerpts from the press conference.

Jamshedpur FC has an abundance of foreign talent but the Indian players are doing so well. What’s the secret behind it?

I am prepared to give them chances. Jitendra Singh is a young player who’s getting better day by day. You saw that with his performance tonight. So yeah it’s about getting the right balance. I am delighted how the Indian players went about it. And hopefully there’s plenty more to come.

Alex Lima scored with his first touch. Would you say it was an inspired substitution?

Well, it’s always nice you bring a sub on and he does well. Alex is a wonderful player. We know his quality. He is a wonderful lad. I have known him for a while. He was injured last season but now he is back at a decent place. You can see it in his performances this season.

Is there any update on Len’s injury?

It doesn’t look great at the moment. When Len cuts across the ball he always finds the corner. He gave ATK Mohun Bagan a lot of problems. He is a wonderful player so hopefully we can get him back soon.

Jamshedpur FC are four games unbeaten and is in second position. What are your thoughts on it?

At this stage it counts for nothing. When you’re in Game 20 that’s when those positions count. Of course it’s nice to pick up points early but we need to keep working hard.

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