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The Spaniard heaped praise on their opponents but added that his side need to improve in the final third...

Oscar Barreras, the Sporting coach, was quick to point that the difference between the two sides was with regards to their finishing.   

“We missed at least 15 chances. United capitalized on the chances they got."I don't believe in luck in a football match. I only believe in good work and bad work. Today they were the better side,” he admitted.

United SC started their preparations for the new season only earlier this month while the rest of the teams in the top division started as early as July. Barreras expressed surprise at the fitness levels of the Kolkata outfit’s players.

"It's always good to see a team relying more on ground passes. They had a really good game."Only 21 days of preparation and I am amazed with their performance. The team also has good fitness level,” he mentioned.

Sporting have just a point to show from their two away matches. Barreras urged his side to convert the goal scoring opportunities that come their way and not be wasteful instead.    

"We have to be more careful with our finishing. We have a tough schedule to start with as we have to play a number of away matches in the first few weeks. We can't do anything about the fixture though."

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