The former Manchester United forward revealed he did not keep count the number of goals he scored as personal glory meant nothing since his team did not make it to the final
Even though this was a tournament that did not have the prestige of the English Premier League, Saha’s desire to win was still strong and it showed through the truckloads of goals he scored.
Coming off the back of a 5-4 defeat by the Singapore Legends, it meant that the former Red Devilsfinished as the only team to have lost all three round robin games.
Such a statistic stung Saha as he revealed he did not care about the number of goals he had scored, because he only had the final in his mind.
“I don’t know [about the Golden Boot], I didn’t count and the main thing is we don’t [get to] play in the final so...” he trailed off with the look of disappointment.
While the smaller pitch made it easier to generate more attacking chances, the one-time Red Devil did not find it too difficult to adapt on his Masters debut.
“It’s good, you know, we play each team like it’s a different game; it was less defensive but it was good,” Saha said.
The 35-year-old also expressed that he would love to return in the next edition of the IG Masters here, adding that the competitiveness of the game was a huge draw.
“Why not? I mean it’s a great event and I would just enjoy it,” he said.
“Everyone [impressed me], even the Singapore people, they've got great quality and it’s great to see that.
"Like I said, maybe some people are used to playing [in this style] but it's all good."
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