Soosairaj disappointed with lost points against Kerala Blasters

Michael Soosairaj, who moved to Jamshedpur FC in the summer, scored his maiden ISL goal in the 2-2 draw against Kerala Blasters.

Michael Soosairaj scored his maiden ISL goal against Kerala Blasters.   -  ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Michael Soosairaj was delighted to open his Indian Super League goalscoring account on Monday but was left to rue his landmark day when Kerala Blasters came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.

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"I am delighted to have scored my first ISL goal for Jamshedpur," Soosairaj told ISL after the match. "I am happy for that but I am not happy with the result. I would have been happier had we gotten the three points."

The attacking midfielder felt that Jamshedpur invited pressure from the opposition by looking to preserve the two-goal lead in the second half.

"Obviously, if we score two goals in the first half we will defend in the second period. They played really well in the second half so they deserved the draw," Soosairaj said.

Jamshedpur has now drawn its last four matches and has eight points in five matches. The fourth placed team next hosts an in-form FC Goa on Thursday.

"We have pressure because we have drawn matches continuously. We need to try attacking more. We need to get the ball forward. I think we need to keep working hard together for the next match," said the former Chennai City FC player.