Meanwhile, the head coach of Odisha FC Stuart Baxter sounded disappointed with the result,
” I’m frustrated with many things : the inability to put the game to bed, inability to defend, set pieces “
Speaking on the importance of set pieces, he said
” You can dominate the ball and the game, but if you don’t dominate the set plays, it becomes difficult to win a game of football. “
He felt that they had a decent chance of winning and starting with three forwards wasn’t risky by exposing the defence.
” We could’ve won the game playing the way we did. I don’t think we are weak in the defence or open play to the degree that we need to change. “
Speaking on the way the league has panned out, he said
” The teams have opened well. In all the matches, the results can go either way. Even today, it could’ve been a win for us or Bengaluru. I think that’s how the league is going to be now. “
He signed off.