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‘Could have scored more’

Coming into the match, FC Pune City was the high-flyer. But, the way it was grounded on Saturday left coach David Platt mincing no words.

“We basically were worked around which is very disappointing. In the first half we conceded possession and gave space,” said the Englishman.

“At the break we came up with some plans but before we could work on them we were down 2-0.”

Platt was also not impressed with the way the team conceded the first goal after Bernard Mendy headed in a throw-in from Dhanachandra Singh.

“When a player uses a towel before a throw-in we know it is going to come. You have to treat it like a set piece and when you don’t get the first touch then you are up against it and that’s what happened.”

Platt, however, said the team will take some positives from the game especially the effort in the second half. “We came back strongly in the second half and got one goal. We created a few chances towards the end and maybe even could have stolen a draw.”

Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC assistant coach Vivek Nagul was a happy man after his side secured its third win of the season and first at home. “We are happy with the result and the players are in a very good mood and hope this win will motivate them,” he said.

Nagul added that it was frustrating not to maintain a clean sheet and also felt that his team could have scored a few more goals. “Goal difference could make a difference in the competition.”

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