We had wonderful chances, but never took them: Jamshedpur FC’s Owen Coyle

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle rued the wasted opportunities as his side dropped points against Chennaiyin FC in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match at the Athletic Stadium, in Bambolim, on Sunday evening.

Lukasz Gikiewicz’s lone strike in the 31st minute was enough for Chennaiyin FC to bag full points, as the Red Miners failed to score the equaliser despite creating quite a few chances.

Coyle addressed the media during the post-match press conference.

Here are the excerpts:

The first goal was against the run of play, as Lukasz Gikiewicz lost his marker Narender Gehlot and converted from a header. Will you be considering fielding Anas Edathodika in the next match?

Well, you always look at everybody available and I think it's important that you don't single out anybody individual, because if we win as a team, then we lose the team. So I don't like the way that's been phrased to try and blame one person. Well, there is a group. So, if we look, we conceded the goal as a group, I never ever believe as individuals in my team.

So, of course we have players available, something we'll look at as we go. But the most important thing is we put enough into the game yet, right? It was against the run to play. We were the better team tonight, all over the night. We had wonderful chances. We never took them. So that's something we need to be better at, that we will be clinical in taking chances. And of course, avoiding goals and defend better.

There is a lack of a proper number nine, do you think it is the reason for the results in the past few matches?

No, no. We have a genuine number nine in Jordan Murray, we have a number nine in Ishan Pandita. And we'll look to bring another one in. So of course you want to score, we have players that can score goals. So I think it's always easy when you've lost the game to say that it was because of that, you know.

Obviously, at one time we were winning games, you know and it was your team's efforts. So at the end of the day, we all look to freshen up, to bring something in and we'll look to go. Well, there's a lot of games, a lot of points ahead of us and we know that we can win those games and those points.

Are the rumours regarding the joining of Ferran Corminas true?

No, those rumors are untrue. I think (Ferran) Corominas is a wonderful player and I've been an admirer of him for many years. But that story, whatever it was, it's based on no foundation. We have not spoken to anybody in regarding to Coro or the boy himself. So I don't know where the story came from. But, we are actively speaking to a couple of targets.


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