The Men of Steel continued their impressive form this season.

Jamshedpur FC played Bengaluru FC with the hope to close down the points gap with the Islanders by three points. Sharing a point will affect the Blues more, as their winless run continues. However, Jamshedpur boss Owen Coyle looked happy after the draw in the post-match press conference.

When asked whether the game was scrappy, the coach disagreed, “I think there were two very tough teams, a very competitive game, not scrappy. Both teams were competing for three points, we had some wonderful chances to win the game. Their goalkeeper made some top saves, but we showed the same energy and efforts to win.

“A point against a very good Bengaluru side and another clean-sheet, so there are a lot of positives from the game.” The boss continued by informing that Nerijus Valskis got injured just before the kick-off and other players have had some niggles too. However, he was happy to see their determination to play and help the team.

On being asked whether he happy with the defending or frustrated to not score, the tactician answered, “I am delighted with the defending. But, defending isn’t just the keeper and back four, it starts from the front, so collectively defending was fantastic. In terms of goals, if we would’ve been clinical and held our composure, the result could’ve been better.” 

Owen Coyle signed off by praising Alex Lima and young Jitendra Kumar for their impressive display in the middle of the park.

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