Jamshedpur FC head-coach Cesar Ferrando felt that the team deserved a better result for their performance. Failure in defending a set-piece cost the team two points against a defensively solid ATK on Sunday.
“We should have won the match. We made a mistake in the first half. We couldn’t defend the setpiece. We have to defend better from setpieces. But this is football. We have to keep working and improving.”
Youngster Gourav Mukhi has been in the news regarding his age. Ferrando refused to be drawn to the matter and said, “I don’t know what is the issue with Mukhi. Some problem with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). We don’t know yet so we can’t comment on that.”
The 59-year-old was not surprised by ATK’s style of play today and maintained that it was that one mistake which prevented them from winning the game.
“There wasn’t any surprise from ATK. We knew Lanzarote would be in a free role and they will play long ball. Only one mistake from our side and they scored.”
“Steve Coppell was (their) coach (last season), now I am the new coach. There are many changes in the team this year so I don’t think he knew much about the current team.”