ISL: We lacked bit of invention today, says Chennaiyin coach

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory minced no words in what was a lacklustre performance from his side despite moving to the top of the table and added that the team will take this as a reminder to be more alert in the final minutes of the game when holding on to slender leads.

Chennaiyin FC's Rene Mihelic celebrates after scoring his team's goal.   -  R. Ragu

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory minced no words in what was a lacklustre performance from his side despite moving to the top of the table.

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Gregory said, “It was disappointing to concede so late but to be honest it was not a great game. It was one those games lacking incidents and goal scoring chances. For most part, it looked like nobody was going to win it. We lacked bit of invention today.”

 

The Englishman added that the team will take this as a reminder to be more alert in the final minutes of the game when holding on to slender leads. “This game will teach us a lesson. We have done this to a lot of teams and we got a taste of our own medicine. It is not a good feeling. It will serve as a reminder that it can happen again and we need to be more alert.” 

Kerala Blasters FC coach Rene Meulensteen however was glad to take a point away from the game but was severe on the standards of refereeing in the league so far alluding to the harsh penalty the went against his side and almost nearly cost his side the game.

 

“I think we have to do something. We cant let the referee and linesman have such a impact on the game. I know it is a tough job. They need help but also they must want to be helped and coached. It is time to address that.”