NorthEast United FC lost their match in a dramatic way to Jamshedpur FC 2-3 in the Indian Super League on January 6. The match witnessed two stoppage-time goals.
NorthEast United head coach Khalid Jamil, however, doesn’t want to blame anyone for the loss.
“I cannot blame anybody because everybody played well. But talking about the result throughout this is my mistake. I’ll take the blame. I should not blame anybody,” Jamil said after the match.
Deshorn Brown‘s (4′, 90+1′) brace that sandwiched Jordan Murray (44′) and Boris Singh’s (56′) strikes went in vain as Ishan Pandita (90+3’) came off the bench to score the late winner.
NorthEast United FC plummeted to the tenth position in the table and their chances of a top-four finish were further dented.
So, was it a lack of concentration holding on to the score in the end? “Yeah, we got unlucky today. Because of the last goal, it was a misunderstanding between defender and goalkeeper. So lack of concentration you can say.”
On the possibilities to stage a comeback, the 44-year-old tactician said in the affirmative.
“Yes, next game, we have to think about winning that is only one solution. Not to give any excuse. We have to work and all the players, even staff must do their role. And if you talk about the result I’m not blaming anybody. I can say all the blame is on me,” he added.
With the win, Jamshedpur FC went level on points with Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City at the top. While NEUFC stayed among the bottom two sides.
Owen Coyle’s men return to action on January 13 when they take on SC East Bengal. While Highlanders‘ next assignment is against FC Goa on January 14.