ISL 2020-21: Owen Coyle lashes out at Jamshedpur FC boys following consecutive defeats
Jamshedpur FC has dropped to the eighth spot following the loss in the Indian Super League 2020-21, while NorthEast United FC has risen to the fifth spot with its win. Both the teams are yet to win the title to date, with NEU playing in the tournament since 2014.
On Sunday, Jamshedpur FC succumbed to consecutive losses in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as it lost to NorthEast United FC at the Tilak Maidan in Goa. With this loss, Jamshedpur has dropped to eighth, while NEU rises to fifth.
It all began with Ashutosh Mehta's 36th-minute strike, followed by Deshorn Brown in the 61st minute. Although Peter Hartley pulled one back in the 89th minute, it was a mere consolation, as NEU walked away with the win.
Following the game, Jamshedpur manager, Owen Coyle lashed out at his boy's mistakes, saying "We are not playing as well as we can and are making terrible individual errors. That is costing us goals, we are giving teams a start. At the other end, we are not taking our chances. We are punished for every error we make. If we correct that, we will start winning games. If you actually looked at the second half, we probably deserved to get something from the game."
"We have just to pick ourselves up and go again. We have to be ready to go again. We need to take our chances, that is very clear. Valskis will be the first to tell you he should have scored. We have to get back and work hard. I don't think too many players are available (to sign in this window). If they become available, then sure, but I am not aware of any of them being available," he added.
Meanwhile, NEU assistant, Alison Kharsyntiew expressed his delight with the win, as he said, "We played very well. In attack, we kept the ball very well and moved well. We were clinical in the attacking third and we also defended well. This will encourage the whole team and we will remain consistent in the remaining matches. Coach Khalid Jamil told the boys to go out there, give their best effort, work hard, enjoy themselves and maintain the tactical discipline."
"This will give him (Deshorn Brown) confidence and he will score more goals in the remaining matches. We knew that he (Nerijus Valskis) is a good striker. We needed to mark him tight and not give him any space, so that was our plan," he concluded.