Owen Coyle – Len was wonderful; he gave ATK a lot of problems


Indian Super League match number 20 saw ATK Mohun Bagan tremble in front of Jamshedpur FC at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

The red miners were initially on a 2-0 lead against the mariners till the 89′ the minute; however, a Pritam Kotal – Ashutosh Mehta effort brought them back to the game. Plenty of cards, drama, as well as goals from Seiminlen Doungel and Alexander Lima, were the highlights of the game. Jamshedpur FC continues their unbeaten run and climbs up to the second position in the league table while ATK Mohun Bagan tasted their second loss of the season and now sits at fifth place.

ATK Mohun Bagan FC gaffer Antonio Habas and Jamshedpur FC boss Owen Coyle addressed the media post-match and spoke about the game, injury updates and much more.

Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle on his Indian players’ performance 

“Young Komal and Boris, both from ATK, were given opportunities to play. Jitendra is a young player who is getting better by the day you see his performance tonight. I think it’s getting the balance.”
He added that both the Indian and overseas players have been good and hope to find the perfect balance soon.

Owen spoke about super-sub Alex Lima 

“It’s always nice when you bring a sub over, and he brings his A-game. Alex was not started obviously with the four foreigner rule. We know his quality; he is just a wonderful lad.”

Coach added that Jordan Murray is not a hundred per cent fit, but he is getting better.

Owen on Lens’ performance and his injury

“Len was wonderful; he gave ATK a lot of problems, so let’s hope he is not out for too long because he is an important player, and I brought him in January, and he is terrific for me.”

Owen Coyle looks for more goals and chances and believes that the team should keep moving and work hard.

Antonio Habas

Antonio Habas on the two consecutive losses

Thinking about it in the next matches, for now, it’s impossible to solve the matches. We have to think and improve evidently.”

Goals have dried up

We are not fantastic. We didn’t perform well today. Now we have to improve in the coming matches.”

On Jamshedpur FC

Nothing because for me, I don’t remember in the second half, one situation for scoring goals for the opponents. Two possibilities, two goals. But no excuses, the score is 2-1, we have to improve.”

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