Goa [India], February 24 (ANI): After a win over ninth-placed SC East Bengal, NorthEast United FC’s interim head coach Khalid Jamil mentioned they didn’t take the match lightly at all.
NorthEast United FC picked up a 2-1 win in opposition to SC East Bengal at the Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday to remain heading in the right direction for a top-four end in Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21.
Suhair Vadakkepeedika opened the scoring for NorthEast within the second half earlier than the Red and Gold Brigade’s Sarthak Golui put the ball into his personal web. SC East Bengal had been then decreased to 10 males following Raju Gaikwad’s send-off and Golui pulled one again for the Kolkata membership late within the recreation.
“It was not easy. It was a very difficult game because in our current situation, the opposition will always play hard against us. So, we didn’t take this match lightly at all,” Jamil mentioned at the post-match press convention.
Jamil additionally batted away options that he was disenchanted together with his aspect’s failure to maintain a clear sheet. “I am not disappointed at all. My players are working very hard. Subhasish [Roy], foreign players like Benjamin [Lambot], [Dylan] Fox, Khassa [Camara], [Deshorn] Brown and even [Luis] Machado are working very hard. Even Provat [Lakra] and everybody is working hard, we are very happy to get the three points and that’s our main motto,” the 43-year-old mentioned.
SC East Bengal scored a late comfort objective by way of Golui to arrange a grandstand end. However, Jamil insisted that he had religion in his gamers’ response as he additionally urged them to get a constructive outcome from their final match of the league stage.
“We weren’t nervous, but it invited a bit of pressure. But I believed in my boys and knew that they would react in a positive way… we have one last hurdle and that’s the most important game [against Kerala Blasters FC on Friday]. We must work hard and get a positive result,” he mentioned. (ANI)