We made it far too easy for Jamshedpur FC: Odisha FC head coach Kiko Ramirez


Odisha FC head coach Kiko Ramirez lamented his team’s performance in the first half against Jamshedpur FC as the team went down 0-4 in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Tilak Maidan stadium in Vasco, Goa on Tuesday.

Odisha FC were blown after a whirlwind start from Jamshedpur FC who led 4-0 after the first 35 minutes.

Ramirez urged his team to take the positives from the game and focus on their next match.

The head coach addressed the media after the game and here are the excerpts from his press conference.

Do you think you made it easy for Jamshedpur FC for all the four goals?

Yes. Everybody could see that it was so easy for Jamshedpur FC. The first half, the four goals that we conceded were really easy for them.

Did you get your team selection wrong?

Yes there was a mistake in the team that we picked. So we as a staff made a mistake. Like in the match against NorthEast United we were focussed and scored goals but today we weren't prepared and we conceded two goals in the first five minutes. I assume all responsibility for the defeat.

What did you tell your players at half-time after conceding four goals?

I asked the players to start the second half thinking it was 0-0 and try to keep our heads up. Unfortunately, we couldn't score any goals in the second half. Now we start preparing for the next match. In football you can win or lose.

What are the positives that you can take from this game?

The good thing in football is that we play again next week and we are going to prepare. We will take whatever good things we did today and try to be ready for the match and compete well. I apologise to all Odisha FC fans on behalf of the team and everyone today.

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