The visitors’ boss seemed disappointed by the result and wants to focus on the matches to come.
Robert Jarni cut a defeated figure after seeing his side, NorthEast United FC, lose against a spirited Chennaiyin FC 2-0 in their latest Indian Super League game. Two quick-fire goals from Rafael Crivellaro and Nerijus Valskis secured all three points for the hosts.
During his post-match interaction with the media, the tactician mentioned the first goal as the turning point and was quick to call for his team to forget about the result and focus on the matches to come.
Upon being asked about his analysis of the game and where he thought it was lost, the head coach was brief and said, “Chennaiyin was the better team tonight.”
Robert Jarni was also asked about his team-talk during half-time, as it was in the second half that his team lost the game, to which he responded, “We didn’t play so good like against Goa (in the first half). We didn’t have that much aggression.”
The tactician was also asked about the amount of playing time their new signing, Andy Keogh was given since he was directly selected into the playing XI. He replied, “He played in Saudi Arabia, he played all the matches. So, we didn’t have a problem to put him in this match.”
“He told us he is ready to play the 90 minutes. He was playing very well and was pressing the opposition and was fighting for every ball,” Jarni continued.
The coach also pointed to the first goal from Crivellaro as a turning point in the game. In that reference he said, “First goal was fantastic, that goal was crucial for us, after that goal, everything changes.”
Speaking on Redeem Tlang’s early substitution, the Croatian said, “We changed him because we wanted some fresh legs inside the game.”
The 51-year-old concluded his interaction by summarizing that, “Sometimes in football, things are good, sometimes things are not right. We don’t have time to cry, we can think about this match tonight only. Next day is a new day and we must think about a new match.”