More worried about injuries than dropped points: ATK Mohun Bagan FC head coach Juan Ferrando

ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando is perturbed by the long list of injured players in the camp following the mouth-watering 2-2 draw against Hyderabad FC in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match at the PJN Stadium in Margao, Goa on Wednesday.

David Williams’ strike in the 12th second of the match and an own goal from Asish Rai was cancelled out by Bartholomew Ogbeche and Javier Siverio as both the teams walked away with a point each in a thrilling contest.

Juan Ferrando addressed the questions put forward by the media during the post-match press conference.

Here are the excerpts from the press conference:

How disappointed are you to drop two points?

Very disappointed, but my focus is on the injuries of the (Deepak) Tangri, the injury of Carl (McHugh), the injury of Amrinder (Singh), those are the most important things now, because sometimes it is more important to protect these players.

Why did Roy Krishna not play in the game, did he pick up an injury?

No, because we have plans, we prepared some plans. I think Williams is working so hard. But there's no problem with Roy (Krishna). I'm very happy for Roy. It's a respect and pleasure to work with him. But for today’s plan, it was perfect to use (David) Williams. And I think at the end of the day, the plan was good.

Are we going to see more of David Williams in the upcoming matches and how are you planning to fit him when Roy Krishna comes back to the side?

It is a necessity to find spaces, but, you know, Roy Krishna played like number 10 today, and Hugo (Boumous) like a false number nine. It is necessary to find the best positions in attack. Of course, it is not so easy because in our case, it increases the risk of injuries.

Amrinder Singh has been giving away sloppy goals, what do you think is going wrong with him?

When players are going through problems it is necessary to support him, to work closely with him, to improve him, in those details and support him every day. This is the solution.

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