We deserved the three points: Jamshedpur FC head coach Aidy Boothroyd
Jamshedpur FC head coach, Aidy Boothroyd, was delighted to win a crucial three points in their latest Hero Indian Super League (ISL) game against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, in Guwahati, on Saturday.
Goals from Ritwik Das and Daniel Chima in either halves meant the away side ended up on the winning side. With their third win of the season, Jamshedpur FC have 12 points bag and are now three points behind tenth-placed East Bengal FC. Boothroyd expressed how both sides were playing for pride, and it was a difficult game to play.
“It was a difficult game for both the teams, both teams are playing for pride and everyone played with enthusiasm. In the end, we were the better team and deserved the three points. Overall, we are very happy with the result and at this stage of the season we just want to keep playing,” Boothroyd said in the official post-match press conference.
90+5'| We register a double win over the Highlanders this season and grab all 3️⃣ points away from home 😍💪 #JamKeKhelo #NEUJFC pic.twitter.com/2YCI5iPEXD— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) February 4, 2023
The clean sheets have not come easily for the Red Miners this season, with this being only second of the season for them. The Jamshedpur FC head coach feels staying solid at the back plays a important role in winning titles.
“We kept a clean sheet which is very important because that is how you build championship teams. I am pleased with tonight’s game and pleased with the result but we have a lot of work to do,” he stated.
With three games left to play, Jamshedpur FC face ATK Mohun Bagan in their next match at home. Talking about the areas of improvement for Jamshedpur FC, Boothroyd feels his side need to tighten up at the back and score more goals.
“We do not keep enough clean sheets. So tonight, is good for that. We create a lot of chances, but not convert them. We have had 15 shots in the last two games, so we've got to score more goals,” he added.