It was a close game, we won it because of our team spirit: Bengaluru FC's Marco Pezzaiuoli
Bengaluru FC head coach Marco Pezzauoli was pleased with his team's performance as they got to the third spot after defeating Jamshedpur FC 3-1 in Match 82 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Friday.
Sunil Chhetri (54') did not celebrate as he joined Bartholemew Ogbeche on 49 goals in the list of all-time top scorers in the ISL after Daniel Chima (1') scored the league's fifth fastest goal before Cleiton Silva (62', 90+4') took the game away from Owen Coyle's men.
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A sixth win for the Blues this season, now with 23 points from 15 games, have put them in between Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC in the table who are fourth with 22 points after 13 games.
Pezzauoli addressed the media during the post-match press conference.
Here are the excerpts from the press conference:
Do you think that your team is playing their best football now?
No, I don't think so. Because when you get a goal after one minute of game time, then you’re not doing your best. We played with high spirit and we had good set pieces moments in the game. That’s why we won the game today. It was a well fought game, both teams had chances to score. We won the game because of great team spirit.
Sunil scored his 49th goal of the league today. Do you think he’s back to his best?
It was a good game for him today. First strike is always a good moment when you score. Not only Sunil scored today, he made a good game for the team even Cleiton Silva had a good game today and it's important for strikers. But for me important is that the team played well.
A month ago you were out of the top four. Are you looking to finish at the top now?
Now our focus is on the next game. We said a long time ago that we want to be in the top four. But now we are focusing on game to game, next week we have a very tough game against Hyderabad FC and they are in good flow as well. Let’s see how we prepare and recover.