David James was disappointed that Kerala Blasters didn’t get a penalty when Chekhiyot Vineeth was allegedly brought down inside the box by Mohammed Ali.
“I thought the team did very well. It is difficult when a player gets one-on-one inside the box, the player goes down and the referee waves play on. Unfortunately, that's football. The players have put in a superb effort,” said James.
The 47-year-old was also asked to share his thoughts on Rene Meulensteen, the former Kerala Blasters coach, claiming that skipper Sandesh Jhingan had been drinking in the aftermath of their 5-2 thrashing at the hands of FC Goa in Goa last month.
“With regards to the stories, I haven't read them all. I wasn't here. But I did speak to Sandesh to make sure there isn't anything that he needs to be bothered about. Sandesh was very big today. That is what I want from my captain. I can't fault him. I thought Sandesh played very well. He wanted to win the game. I am angry of course, because I think we should have had a penalty
“I can’t talk about the previous regime because I wasn't here. I am going to set up an environment different to that. With regards to drinking, I trust the players to look after themselves because if they don't, they are not going to play.
“We have a very good communication level at the club. At the end of the day, if there is a problem with it, we will find out. With the way we train, we will find out. It is a trust policy. I told Sandesh that I wasn't here. It has nothing to do with me,” explained James.