The Englishman thinks that it's too early to think about the title after going atop the I-League standings after his side's 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers SC...East Bengal scored three goals past Churchill Brothers SC to leapfrog to the top of the I-League standings after their round six encounter, on Saturday evening.
The Red and Gold's coach Trevor Morgan however feels that the league has a long way to go before it could be said that it's their title to lose.
"There are still 20 games to go. Another 60 points to play for. There will be so many twists and turns. On any given day any team can beat any team. If there were just one or two games before the end of the season, then you could call it East Bengal's title to lose," said the 56-year-old after the match.
Morgan expressed that it was a "tremendous feeling" to go on top of the table although he admitted that he did not expect a win as big as 3-0 against Churchill Brothers.
"We have had a few disappointments in Goa. Churchill is a very good side. I wasn't expecting this kind of result. A point would have been a good result as well, but going on top of the table is tremendous feeling," he remarked.
"I'm not talking about Churchill, you know that. I only talk about my team. Churchill played well, we defended well. Sometimes there's got to be a lot of defending in the box, but that's football. I hope we made all the East Bengal supporters happy," he added.
|Subodh Kumar did justice to his starting role in place of Mehtab Hussain|
Mehtab Hussain's exclusion from the first eleven was the only change that Morgan had made from the previous match and the tactician felt that Subodh Kumar did well to replace the India international.
"To actually know that he can come in and do that, given the role that Mehtab plays, it was good to see Subodh do what he did. Last year he wasn't as good as he is this year. But the experience that he's gaining from the Calcutta League is helping him," he said.
The East Bengal coach also claimed that his side defended well in the match, included the contribution of his two strikers Edeh Chidi and Manandeep Singh.
"Chidi and Manandeep have done more defending than they did all season. Sometimes the harder you work to get the ball, the more chances you create to score," he reasoned.
"Chidi came up with two goals, and Manandeep had an absolutely wonderful strike. They deserved that because the team worked really hard defensively. In the second half, there were a lot of balls in the [East Bengal] box. It was a piece of desperate defending.
"He (Chidi) scored two and that's good enough," he signed out.
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