I’m upset that we couldn’t get three points: ATK Mohun Bagan’s Juan Ferrando
ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando was disappointed as his team failed to collect three points after playing out a 2-2 draw against Kerala Blasters FC in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium in Goa on Saturday.
A last-minute equaliser by Joni Kauko (90+7') earned ATK Mohun Bagan a point. Earlier, Adrian Luna (7', 64') had scored for the Blasters, either side of a David Williams (8') strike.
The draw means that Ferrando's men have gone a point above leaders Hyderabad FC. Kerala Blasters FC, meanwhile, are just two points ahead of Mumbai City FC, who are placed fifth.
Ferrando addressed the media after the game. Here are some excerpts from his press conference:
You avoided your first loss as ATK Mohun Bagan head coach in the very last minute. So, what are your thoughts on it?
I think in the first half we tried to take some chances and we did the same thing in the second half. But second half was very difficult especially the last six minutes in second half. So, I'm happy that at the end we managed to get a point.
What was the reason behind subbing off David Williams at the half time?
As you know there are a lot of injuries in our camp. We need to protect the players, Williams at big risk, l hope his injury is not dangerous but we'll see.
Does dropping two points in the game make it difficult to finish first?
In the end for us, our mentality all the time is to get three points and we prepare the team to get three points. Of course, we didn’t get three points, so I’m upset.