Owen Coyle said,
“I think Kerala managed to create a few chances. They hit the woodwork, we hit the woodwork, and I don’t think hitting the woodwork and shots from twenty-five yards away are chances. So, I think it is a fair result tonight.
“Well, analyzing the match I think in the first thirty minutes we had total control over the game, and in the next fifteen progressing to the halftime Kerala did well, they managed to cause us a couple of problems. I spoke with my team during the halftime and I feel the second half was pretty even. I think both the teams had chances, even though they weren’t clearcut. And that’s why I said the end result seems to be fair enough.”
Owen Coyle further said that the team did miss Peter Hartley even though Narender Gahlot did well in his absence. Owen Coyle also said he was delighted with the performances from Farukh Choudhary, Seiminlen Doungel, Nicholas Fitzgerald.
Owen Coyle backed his striker Nerijus Valskis and said that he has played every minute of every game and it is not physically impossible for him to score in each and every game and that that is the case with any world class striker as well.
“Yes, I sure would like to have a player who can facilitate the striker like I had previously. But nevertheless, Jamshedpur FC has never made it to the playoffs and we are going to make sure that we are well in the fight for that. We managed to draw the last two games and now we’ll look to pick ourselves up and grab the three points ahead.”
Owen Coyle signed off.