The 33-year-old praised the efforts of Khalid Jamil and the other Highlanders’ staff members.

NorthEast United would like to continue their winning streak in the Indian Super League (ISL) as they prepare to face FC Goa. The Highlanders have won their last three matches and currently occupy the fifth position in the league table, level on points with Goa, who are currently fourth. Ahead of the clash between the two sides, NorthEast United assistant head coach Alison Kharsyntiew spoke to the media

The former Shillong Lajong tactician is aware of his opponents’ threat. “They are a good team with good players and a good coach. We have analyzed them. We have to approach the game well tomorrow. Hopefully, we do our best, we give a good effort and win.”

Changes brought by new manager

NorthEast United have won all three of their matches since the appointment of the new manager, Khalid Jamil. On being asked what has changed since the appointment, Kharsyntiew stated, “I would like to give credit to coach Khalid, our technical director, to all coaching staff and all the players who have done very well.

“We haven’t changed anything. We have just strengthened. Strengthened our attacking principle, strengthened our defensive principles. That’s the only thing and we try to play creative football. That’s the only thing.”

Missing FC Goa players

FC Goa will be missing a few of their players ahead of their match against NorthEast United. Asked if that would be an advantage for the Highlanders, the 33-year-old replied, “They still have good players in their squad. We have to be prepared for that and be ready tomorrow.”

Playoffs Qualification

On the back of three wins in a row, the Highlanders seem to be in a race for the top four. On being asked about their chances of qualifying for the playoffs, Alison Kharsyntiew said, “That is our objective. We will go game-by-game, that’s our plan. We will try to win every match. We have to be consistent, that is the most important thing.”

Nim Dorjee Tamang‘s comments

Joining the assistant coach was NorthEast United defender Nim Dorjee Tamang. The right-back spoke about his opportunity to play in the first-team. “The coach trusted us when he let us play. I will follow whatever the coach says and try to give my best on the pitch.”

The 25 year old also spoke about the mood in the dressing room. “The mood in the dressing room is very good right now because we have won our last three games. Going forward we will like to do even better. Everyone in the team is very happy.”

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