The Highlanders are yet to lose a single game in the season so far.
NorthEast United secured a lucky draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, as Panagiotis Triadis tucked home the ball from close range in the 90th minute. With this draw, the unbeaten run of the Highlanders in the league rolls on to the sixth game. After the match, the visiting team’s head coach Robert Jarni was in attendance at the customary post-match press conference, where he fielded questions from the journalists.
The Highlanders’ coach was visibly relieved to come away with a point from the game, “With this team (Jamshedpur FC) I kind of knew what to expect coming here. Because I feel this is the best team in India, currently. I am very happy with the point.”
Speaking on the game the tactician admitted that his side found it tough in the first half, but improved in the second. “In the first half, we struggled to impose our game and Jamshedpur FC used the home advantage well to capitalize on our mistakes.”
“In the second half, we decided to go for the offensive and the players displayed a lot of character,” Robert Jarni said.
The next game also promises to be a tough one for NorthEast United against second-placed ATK, but the Croatian sounded unfazed by the challenge. “We are looking at the next match as we do for the other games, we want to win. We are facing an in-form side, but we would be having our home crowd with us. Most importantly, Kai Heerings will be back from suspension.”