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Westwood: We didn't put our chances away

Ashley Westwood: The plan is to win our next home game

Westwood: We didn't put our chances away

Sandip Saha

The 37-year old mentioned that his side didn’t take the chances that came their way and hence ended up without a point from the tie…

Bengaluru FC had a chance to extend their lead at the top but instead were handed a 3-0 drubbing by Shillong Lajong on Sunday.

The southern outfit have travelled twice to Shillong in the last month and have been on the losing side on both occasions, with the previous defeat being to Rangdajied United.

On being asked if Shillong was a jinx for their side, Ashley Westwood said, “Yes, we’ve been here twice and lost twice. Both times they were different games but that’s football. It’s how you react to a defeat. We’ve been warned.

“We just didn’t take our chances. We had a lot of chances in the first half, had one cleared off the line, three-to-four chances in the second half but we didn’t score when we were on top. Obviously then we took a sucker punch and caved in from there.”

Westwood mentioned that things were going fine for his side until they conceded at the start of the second half.

“The first 60 minutes we played really well, everything was going to plan. But we didn’t put our chances away and ended up losing the game.”

Sunil Chhetri leads the goalscoring charts with 13 goals but didn’t have the best of outings against Lajong.

“He (Chhetri) played well. He got into some good spaces and had good chances but it was one of those days where you couldn’t score. It happens in football but it’s nothing major that you have to go back to the drawing board and re-plan our whole season.

“It was an away game. We’ve had two away games now, we've won one and lost one.  So it’s no big deal for me. We’ll be fine. The plan is to win the next game at home (against Pune FC) and put it right. If we win it will be six points out of nine and will put us in good stead.”


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