Ishfaq Ahmed – There’s no one to blame today


This article contains the transcribed version of both the gaffers’ press conferences and is split into two pages.

Both Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC ended the match with their chances gone begging and spoils shared. Both the teams looked much more confident and hungry to launch themselves to seal the spot in the top four but unfortunately the match ended in a goalless draw.

Ishfaq Ahmed said,

“Yes, I think we were unlucky. We created enough chances, we have no one to blame. Though we talk about luck, we could have finished our chances in a slightly better manner because they weren’t that difficult, and that’s why I feel like we should have bagged all the three points.

“Creating such chances, right according to the plan and not being able to score is frustrating, yes. But you can’t do much, you need to keep encouraging your players and hope that they will be able to do better. There’s no one to blame, it just wasn’t their day or our day. These are the players who will win games as well for us.”

Ishfaq Ahmed further said that he felt his side dominated the game but just couldn’t convert the chances that they created for themselves and also disagreed to the statement that Sahal Abdul Samad has been inconsistent and said that the player has been fantastic and that the whole team is really pleased with him.

Ishfaq Ahmed also said that the team definitely missed Jeakson Singh and Rahul KP and said that the player they are and the show they put out is what has gotten themselves a spot in the team.

On the points and the team’s position, Ishfaq Ahmed said,

“I think, being in a bio-bubble like this the one thing that’ll help you survive is winning matches and not losing them. And I think we have been doing quite well and have been working hard recently. I think we have improved on the aspect of not giving away easy goals unlike in the first legs of this season. We have improved both defensively and offensively. All credit for that goes to the players and the coaching staffs.”

Ishfaq Ahmed signed off.