Miguel Martinez was a disappointed man as he met the press after his Pune side’s 1-0 defeat to NorthEast United at home. The conference was quick and short…
The performance produced little to cheer about for Pune and Miguel Martinez also found it hard to find positives from the game. He said, “It was not the result we were looking for. We need to check with the video again tomorrow to try to find positive things, maybe the one positive thing I can tell you is the performance of Dramane Traore.” The Malian striker came on for fifteen minutes and was a very threatening figure for his side.
The fitness coach did not wish to make comments on Nirmal Chettri’s red card. He said it was the decision of the referee. “I’m not the right person to tell you whether it was right or wrong.”
Meanwhile, marquee signing Momo Sissoko started his first full game for the Stallions; “Today again he played really well with his positioning between midfield and central defence”, reiterated the coach.
Finally, the Spaniard concluded saying, “We need to improve in all the areas, I cannot tell you one thing, we need to improve in many of the areas but that it our job. We are here to work hard and we improve.”
Certainly, if Pune are to achieve success in the league, improvement in a number of areas seems imperative. Their next match also happens to be at home, against fellow strugglers Kerala Blasters, who have yet to win a game this season.
Report by Khel Now Correspondent from Pune Miqdad Haider.