Robin Singh calls for Pune City to 'push through' tough period

Robin Singh was handed his first start of the 2018 Indian Super League in the 4-2 defeat to FC Goa.

Robin Singh assisted Marcelinho's goal against FC Goa.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

FC Pune City forward Robin Singh insisted that the team must learn from its mistakes in the Indian Super League after a 4-2 defeat to FC Goa on Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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Pune City is currently 10th on the points table with just a point and has sacked its coach Miguel Angel Portugal last Friday. 

Pune City fell a goal behind as early as the fifth minute when Goa's Ferran Corominas scored his fifth goal of the season. Speaking to the ISL at the end of the contest, Robin felt the opening goal was not a setback for the visitor. "Not at all. We bounced back pretty quickly with Marcelo Pereira (Marcelinho) scoring a goal but it was a great game. We have work to do and we have to take it on the chin, pull up our socks and keep working for the next match."

He added, "We got work to do and we are just going to push through this (tough period) and push as much as we can."

The Pune attack of Marcelinho, Emiliano Alfaro and Robin, who started his first match of the season, went on the offense in the second period but was unsuccessful in its attempts to add to the two goals from the first half.

Commenting on the Gaurs' defense, the former ATK player said, "I think that's the kind of side they are. They keep the ball but that doesn't affect us. It is up to us to do our job and we did as much as we could. Now we build from here and work on our mistakes.