Bengaluru FC interim head coach Renedy Singh expressed disappointment as the Blues suffered a 2-0 loss against Chennaiyin FC in Matchweek 10 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Thursday.

Chennaiyin FC took an early lead in the 6th minute of their match against the Blues when Rafael Crivellaro converted from the spot making the scoreline 1-0. Jordan Murray made it 2-0 when he scored from the spot in the 50th minute. 

A vulnerable defensive display from Bengaluru FC settled the Blues in ninth place on the league table with just seven points from ten matches, conceding their fifth loss of the season in the process. 

Acknowledging a good start by the team although they conceded an early goal, Singh believes that it was a tough result.

Of course, it's a tough result, but then I feel that we have started well, first half, with the structure that we gave,” he stated in the post-match press conference.

The former India international felt that his team couldn’t continue with the same structure in the second half and the players need to get better at this.

Singh said, “But then again, like the way we played in the first half, second half, we got chances, but we couldn't play with our structure. We couldn't play with our shape. I think that's what our guys have to get better at.”

Analyzing how the game went, the 44-year-old wished his team could improve their control over the game throughout the 90 minutes and not just a single half.

“We controlled the momentum of the game in the first half. Second half we couldn't. So in the second half, yes. Again after losing four zero and coming back here and giving a penalty away like that. That was harsh on the players. Right? So now, second half if we could keep the momentum, if we could keep the tempo, it wasn't there from our side. Also that's what we have to improve. Football is not about 45 minutes. It's 90 minutes. So then we have to keep going. We got our good chances. We couldn't capitalize. So that's how it is,” he shared.

Expressing gratitude towards the supporters, Singh shared, “It's really, really sad, you know, after losing last time and today with two penalties, that we lost again. But still they are chanting. They're supporting till 90 minutes. Where on earth we are going to get this type of supporters.”

The interim head coach concluded the conference with a bit of optimism assuring the supporters that the good days are not far away.

“In a few weeks or matches I think we will get better. We will not be here for now, for it's a process that we have to understand so it will get better,” Singh wrapped up.