Chennaiyin FC coach Owen Coyle thinks they can reach to the playoffs

Chennaiyin FC coach Owen Coyle thinks they can reach to the playoffs

Chennaiyin FC new coach started his new job with a draw against Jamshedpur FC. Chenaiyin were almost won the match but Issac Vanmalsawma spoiled the party just before the regulation time.

Chennai in Fc took the lead in the 26th minute through striker Nerijus Valskis, and Jamshedpur FC equalises the match on the 89th minute through Issac Vanmalsawma’s goal.

After the encounter, Chennaiyin Fc’s newly appointed coach Owen Coyle spoke in the post-match conference.

Owen Coyle is disappointed for not getting three points from their home.

“I enjoyed it. The stadium and the home fans made it a great advert for the league. But, having said that, I’m disappointed not to be sitting here with three points. We put enough into the game and scored a marvellous goal and controlled the first half. We could’ve had more with 2-3 chances, so we’ve got work to do. I think we dealt with the pressure well.” Owen Coyle spoke in the post-match conference.

Owen Coyle thinks if they perform in the same way they can win more

“I’m pleased with the way we approached it and took the game to Jamshedpur. If we keep performing like that, then that will lead to more wins than draws. Disappointed with the goal, but really pleased with things moving forward with the club.”

Owen Coyle thinks Jamshedpur played well.

“I think they (Jamshedpur) played well. We dominated the first half and they came strong in the second half and we sat back and allowed them to. We hit on the counter and could’ve scored more with more chances. But, overall, I think it is a fair reflection of the game with the way Jamshedpur played. There is work to do, but I believe the opening signs are good.”

Owen Coyle likes to play with high intensity

“I like my teams to play with a high level of intensity. Given the heat, you need supreme levels of fitness. Whatever we wanted to do in the first half we did. In the second half, we had given so much that we needed to save a little bit to begin. The more we work together, the better we will get in those areas. I think I have a group that is willing to listen and learn.”

Owen Coyle thinks they can reach to the playoffs

“There is a lot more work to do to make the playoffs, but it’s achievable. To do that we have to ensure that when we get into positions like today (in the lead), we should look to avert the pressure on our goal and understand how to win a game and game-management. If we do that then we can still make the playoffs. We want to entertain and win. We want to provide our fans a team that they can be proud of and enjoy watching.”

Chennaiyin FC will play against NorthEast United at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Thursday (12/12/19) in their next ISL fixture.

Tarak Roy

A Football Lover

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