Panaji (Goa) [India]November 29 (ANI): Bengaluru FC midfielder Suresh Wangjam expressed disappointment after the 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters FC in their Indian Super League (ISL) match at GMC Athletic Stadium, in Bambolim, on Sunday.
After dominating the entire game, the Blues finally struck in the 84th minute thanks to a tall ranger from Ashique Kuruniyan, who broke through the goal through Albino Gomes. Four minutes later, Kuruniyan was back on the scoresheet, this time scoring an own goal to deprive his team of a second win in the current season.
“It’s really hard to digest, you know, the players gave everything and luckily we got a goal and in the last minute, conceding the goal, it’s really difficult. But in the end we had a point and that’s good for us. ” And we will go and have a good recovery and be ready for the next match,” said Suresh Wangjam during the post-match interview.
Side-back Harmanjot Khabra stole the show for Kerala Blasters FC as the veteran made key interceptions to keep his team in the game. The hero of the match, however, condoned the missed opportunities to drop two points against the Blues.
“I think we could have done a little better because we had opportunities. If we could have converted them, the result could have been different, but either way, we have to go for positivity,” said Harmanjot Khabra.
Kerala Blasters FC head coach Ivan Vukomanovic expressed his dismay at the goal conceded, but in the end he was happy to take home a point.
“There were certain things that we were practicing over the last period and we wanted to go out today, be compact, be strong in duels and be present in every possible part of the field. So basically on the one hand we weren’t happy because we conceded the goal from a shot that wasn’t even on the goal, but anyway, you know, in football a lot of interesting things can happen. So in the end we’re also happy that we got the point,” said Vukomanovic.
Bengaluru FC will face defending champions Mumbai City FC in their next match, on December 4, at the same venue. On the other hand, the Blasters will face Odisha FC on December 5 at the Tilak Maidan, in Vasco. (ANI)