Bengaluru FC assistant coach Renedy Singh was not satisfied with his team’s performance despite the Blues recording a 2-1 win against Hyderabad FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Hyderabad FC’s young Indian winger Ramhlunchhunga leveled the scores in the 80th minute after Javier Hernandez gave Bengaluru FC the lead in the second half. However, subsititute Sivasakthi Narayanan netted a late winner to give his team their fourth win of the season.

Singh acknowledged that his team should improve in converting their chances. He also shared his displeasure with his team’s overall performance, but was delighted to see Narayanan score the winning goal for the Blues.

“We have created many chances in terms that we couldn't put in. But then the goal that Sivasakthi (Narayanan) scored was also one of the best goals. So I'm really happy with that. But playing-wise, I think we have to show a lot more character,” Singh said in the post-match press conference.

“And this wasn't our best match, but somehow, we got the three points. We have created so many chances. We have entered the final third, but we couldn't put it in (the ball into the back of the net). We just have to keep going. But we have to show a lot more character to do well in the future,” he added.

The Benglauru FC assistant coach also stated that his players must work on transitions during the game. He advised his players to show more fight and desire to get the better of the upper-ranked teams in the points table.

“I think we have to work on the transition from attack to defend and defend to attack,” he said.

“And that's what we have to work on. We will be playing with much better opponents, and we have to be ready for that. And for that, we have to show the hunger that was missing today,” he continued.

Singh shared his displeasure with how his players approached the game. He addressed the lack of intensity in the final third in terms of converting their goal-scoring chances but has the belief that his players will rectify their mistakes in the upcoming games.

“I wouldn't say it's a perfect win. Of course, it's a good three points,” he commented.

“We have created many chances again. We couldn't convert that. But what I want to see from our players is their hunger to win and their hunger to fight again, and of course they have played and given their best, but this is just not good enough. So we have to do better, and I'm sure our boys can understand. I believe in them, so they will do well,” he further added.

Singh had words of praise for his young Indian forward, Narayanan, whose left-footed, precise strike sealed three crucial points for the Blues.

Praising Narayanan, who put his name on the scoresheet coming off the bench, he said, “I think Sivasakthi (Narayanan) has done well today. What a wonderful goal!”

“He has done it again when he came on and against Northeast, and for a player, if he has to get his position back, he has to keep performing like he did today. So everyone is a player (in a squad) of 30 players, so if he has to, whoever has to come in, they have to show those kinds of performances, and I feel that that guy is a very confident guy. He believes in himself, and he should just continue,” he concluded.