I-League 2018-19: Churchill Brothers’ Petr Gigiu - We have a chance of winning the title

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The Goan outfit's coach believes that his side are very much in the title race...

Churchill Brothers coach Petr Gigiu believes that his team are very much involved in the race for the I-League title. He did admit that they will have to depend on the results of other teams and also pick full points from the rest of the matches.

They dropped five points in their last two fixtures against Real Kashmir and Shillong Lajong.

Speaking about his team’s title aspirations, coach Gigiu said, “Of course, we have a chance. Practically, it's difficult, but theoretically, we have a chance. At this moment, everything is not in our hands. We depend on other results. We can do a maximum of 42 points while another team can do 46 or 48 points. 

“It's true that there were some mistakes. I'm here in India for the first time. We made mistakes in our defeats against East Bengal and NEROCA FC at home. Against (Real) Kashmir, I think we didn't play that bad. In the last game against Lajong, we made mistakes and I am so sorry for these results.”

The Romanian mentioned that Churchill should have shut shop when the score-line was 2-2 instead of trying to clinch full three points.

“We didn't have a good first half and after we arrived at 2-2, maybe it was better to stop and freeze the result. However, we wanted to win. We played for a win and this is sometimes a gut feeling,” said the coach.

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Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan coach Khalid Jamil would be keen to get his team back to winning ways. They suffered a defeat in the derby and followed it up with  a 2-2 draw against Gokulam Kerala.

“The only thing we think about is to do well and to get positive results.”

The former East Bengal coach also refused to comment on whether they can finish among the top four at the end of the season.

“We never calculate. We think about this match and then about the next match. Now our only aim is tomorrow's (Saturday) match.”

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