Mistakes and poor organisation cost us the match: NorthEast United FC’s Khalid Jamil

NorthEast United FC head coach Khalid Jamil was disappointed with his team’s performance in the 2-3 defeat at the hands of ATK Mohun Bagan in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the PJN stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old lamented the various lapses that led to the three goals for the Mariners who won despite falling behind in the second minute of the match.

Jamil addressed the media after the match.

Here are the excerpts from his press conference:

Do you think the result could have been different had the players taken their chances?

No, I don't think so. We didn't do well, that's why we lost the match. That's a simple thing.

The first two goals that NorthEast United FC conceded came from individual errors. Do you think that's what cost the team the match?

Yes, we can say that. Talking about the first goal, we can say it was an individual error. For the second goal, we were out of shape and for the third goal the man-marking was missing. So it cost us.

Looking at the defensive lapses, are you looking to sign new defenders in the January transfer window?

Yes, we have to see. There will be a replacement for Gallego but the rest we will have to see.

What are the updates on Gurjinder and Khassa Camara's injuries?

We have to check that. We are hoping that it won't be very serious.

Another big match is coming up against Mumbai City FC. How important is that now?

Yes, we have to bounce back and think about the next match. This is the only solution.

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