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The East Bengal coach was content with the three points his side garnered against Air India and hinted that they could soon fill-up their foreign quota...

East Bengal continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win against Air India at Balewadi Stadium in Pune last week.

Speaking to Goal.com after registering a positive result against the Airmen, Trevor Morgan was happy with the display of his side and felt the game was effectively over once his side doubled their lead.

“I am happy with the result. It was very hot out there and we also had to contend with a bumpy pitch, hence we took some time to settle.”

“It was important to get a second goal as it gave us a breather. After we scored the third goal, the game was effectively over,” he further added.

While the team had complete domination in possession terms, they showed anything but cutting edge infront of goal for most of the game, missing several chances.

The coach though, felt it would be too harsh to criticize his strikers for the missed chances, and chose to rather focus on the positives. He said, “It is very easy to be critical of the players. We have scored thrice in a game and could have scored more, and that is what I would like to focus on. As long as we are creating chances, there is no problem. Plus we also kept a cleansheet.”

East Bengal have so far only signed 3 foreigners, and with Tolgay Ozbey leaving for Mohun Bagan over the summer, they still have a vacant Asian quota slot. While Australian Andrew Barisic is rumoured to be close to signing with the Red and Gold, Morgan refused to give anything away, though he did reveal that the club are looking at their options.

“We are looking at a few players. We are trying to get the right person for the slot. Let’s wait and see how it pans out,” he signed off.


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