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ISL 2017/18: Avram Grant – NorthEast United deserved a draw against Bengaluru FC

Grant additionally thinks the staff is making improvements to smartly and stepping into the appropriate course

News 27 Jan 2018, 00:28 IST

ISL 2017/18: Avram Grant - NorthEast United deserved a draw against Bengaluru FC


Avram Grant Bengaluru FC 2-1 NorthEast United
NorthEast United trainer Avram Grant [Image: ISL]

After shedding 2-1 to ISL desk topppers Bengaluru FC on Friday, NorthEast United trainer Avram Grant bemoaned his aspect’s loss of completing but additionally claimed his aspect deserved to come back away with no less than a level.

“It was a difficult game for both sides,” Grant mentioned. “We weren’t able to create chances. We know they have very good forwards. They’re a good team. I think we made their life difficult but they still won.”

“We didn’t start the game so well but Bengaluru had one chance in the first half and they scored from a set-piece. But we did well to equalise. We were a better side in the second half but we didn’t succeed with the final pass – especially from the sides.”

Also learn: NorthEast don’t deserve to be 9th, says Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca

“But then one mistake – a deflection off the leg of our player – we lost the game there.” Sunil Chhetri was once in a position to pounce on a deflection off defender Samba and his shot from a tight attitude gave Bengaluru FC the lead and the win.

“I feel the sport must have led to a draw. No staff deserved to win however then that is soccer. You can rating targets from set-items, aggregate play or from errors through the opposite staff.

“I feel this sport was once one with a lot of possibilities however it was once a sport that are meant to have led to a draw.”

Grant additionally discussed that they’d achieved their homework on Bengaluru and knew they have been a risk from set-items. The first objective got here from a loose-kick when defender Juanan nodded in Edu Garcia’s move into the field.

Juan Antonio goal Bengaluru FC 2-1 NorthEast United
Juan Antonio opened the scoring for Bengaluru FC from a set-piece [Image: ISL]

“We knew that Bengaluru scored a lot of targets from set-items. We ready for this. We knew the objectives will be the tall gamers and their supply was once excellent.

“We additionally had two excellent corners however we make excellent touch with the ball. That’s the item about set-items; it isn’t a part of the sport however it’s a a part of the sport.”

What do NorthEast United want to do to fortify?

With six video games to head, a best 4 end might appear out of achieve for the Highlanders although it’s mathematically conceivable for the staff this is these days in 9th position. But going ahead, Grant thinks they may be able to nonetheless fortify and end upper up the desk.

“I feel we have moved up a lot within the desk. In the final 4 video games, we gained two times. The two video games that we misplaced we did not should lose for the reason that different staff was once no longer higher than us.

“So we need to improve a lot of things. But in general I think the team is improving well and that is why I’m not happy with this result because we didn’t get a point that we deserved.”

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