Chennaiyin FC head coach Owen Coyle was left feeling hard done by his team's lack of decision-making in the final third during their 2-2 draw against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League at the JRD Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Thursday.

The Marina Machans scored twice in the first half with goals from Farukh Choudhary and Ninthoinganba Meetei in the 9th and 40th minute, respectively. Jamshedpur FC pulled one back during stoppage time of the first half with a goal by PC Laldinpuia from a set-piece. In the stoppage time of the second half, Daniel Chima scored the equaliser, resulting in the game ending in a draw. This result extended Chennaiyin FC's winless run to four games.

Coyle expressed satisfaction with his team's overall performance; however, he voiced dissatisfaction with their attacking intent and passing in the final third of the pitch.

“I thought we started really well in the game. We looked very dangerous every time we were going forward. We were very comfortable after getting the second goal, however, the final pass let us down a little bit,” Coyle stated in the post-match press conference.

“Our quality of passing should have been better and if we had improved, we could have picked Jamshedpur FC off when they were pushing for the equaliser,” he added.

“I think that we can play a lot better than what we did in the second half,” Coyle continued further.

Jamshedpur FC increased their attacking intensity during the second half while also being defensively solid during that period.

Coyle admits that the opposition caused his team a lot of trouble during the second half of the game, nevertheless, he commends his players for persevering under the pressure from Jamshedpur FC.

“Jamshedpur FC in the second half put us under a lot of pressure but we still looked dangerous on the counterattack, but probably our quality of passing should have been better,” Coyle said.