We fully deserved the three points, we worked hard for it: Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle was pleased with his team’s performance as they defeated FC Goa 1-0 in Match 74 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Friday.

Daniel Chima Chukwu rewarded Jamshedpur FC for signing him in the January transfer window and scored the team's match-winning goal against FC Goa. The 1-0 victory helped the Men of Steel to climb over Kerala Blasters. Jamshedpur FC now have 22 points from 12 games and sit second on the points table.

Coyle addressed the media after the match. Here are some excerpts from his press conference:

Daniel Chima Chukwu proved the doubters wrong. How would you rate his journey? 

Well, I don't know who the doubters were. Because for somebody like myself who's been in the game a long time and whatnot, a very highest level, that Chima is an outstanding player and always has been. For doubters because he'd only scored two goals for SC East Bengal that he spent goal and I think you'd have to look into games. You don't have to score goals to contribute to a team. That's what Daniel Chima does for us, that says his qualities. Chima is a champion, a very good mind. He's been very humble since he came into the group and his performance was outstanding today.

Only one shot on the target and that turned out to be a winner. Do you think you were up to the mark today?

I don't know those stats, having watched again that wasn't the case because we'd numerous opportunities. Ultimately, we scored the goal, we kept a clean sheet another one which is important. FC Goa had some chances but there's no doubt given the circumstances we went into the game. We were fully deserving we fully endorse the points today. We worked hard defensively. And when we took the chance we scored, we just needed a little bit of composure with the final pass but some of that was due to the fact that we hadn't trained we'd been idle for 17 days and but the spirit, the desire, the will to win speaks volumes as far.

Jamshedpur have not trained much before this game. What does it say about the team’s character?

I'm glad you asked that, I think it tells you everything you need to know about the team's character. We got a group together but made one or two changes in the January window that's helping strengthen and put it all together. Still, a lot of games to go a lot of football to be played but what I have seen tonight given the circumstances as you're mentioned, no training, stuck in the room for 15 days. Credit to everyone not only the ones on the field but the boys off the field.

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