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ISL 2019-20 | I’ve got many big players in stands and not available to me, laments Phil Brown

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ISL 2019-20 | I’ve got many big players in stands and not available to me, laments Phil Brown

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SportsCafe Desk

10/30/2019

Hyderabad FC's English coach Phil Brown has lamented about the injuries to his big foreign players after their disappointing 3-1 loss to Jamshedpur FC away from home. Although the coach was satisfied with his Indian players, he was disappointed with Hyderabad's finishing in the attacking third.

Newcomers Hyderabad FC continued their poor display in ISL with a devastating 3-1 loss to Jamshedpur FC away from home. After the 5-0 loss to ATK, Hyderabad FC were much more composed against Jamshedpur FC but they eventually failed to the high line of Jamshedpur.

Despite Hyderabad FC playing with good ball possession, Jamshedpur regularly attacked and scored. Goals from Farukh Choudhary in the first half, substitute Aniket Jadhav, and Spanish forward Sergio Castel in the second half sealed the game for Jamshedpur.

At the half time, however, the scores were levelled with a stunning goal from Brazilian Marcelinho for Hyderabad. However, the lack of overseas stars available saw the new team eventually fading away and Brown pointed that out.

“I think this has a lot to do with the players that are available to me. I’ve got a lot of big players who are in the stands and are not available to me. I think I’ve got a good group of Indian players who do everything that is asked of them. They run through brick walls. They will demonstrate how to play the right game of football. But when you have that little bit to quality, it helps.” said Phil Brown at the post-match press conference, ISL website reported.

Phil Brown also expressed his disappointment with Hyderabad's finishing in the attacking third, however, he hailed the young Indian players for their commitment.

“When you get to the final third on regular occasions and then don’t produce that final pass, that final shot, that final effort on goal, it’s disappointing. So basically, I’m ignoring the fact that I have many good players in the stands. Every team has got at least five foreign players available to them. We have three, bordering on two. And it’s hurting us big time. But it’s not for the lack of trying. I think the Indian players have the desire to win the game and I certainly think that the work rate is there. But we didn’t have enough quality on the pitch,” he added.

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