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ISL 2020-21 | In terms of strategy, we are very respectful of Northeast United FC, admits Owen Coyle

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Owen Coyle feels they can win the game if they are at their very best

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ISL 2020-21 | In terms of strategy, we are very respectful of Northeast United FC, admits Owen Coyle

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SportsCafe Desk

12/17/2020

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle is giving utmost respect to the strategy and strengths of Northeast United FC ahead of their game at the Tilak Maidan, this Friday evening. But, the manager admitted that if they are at their best on Friday evening, it's a game that they can win.

After a loss in their season opener, Jamshedpur FC are unbeaten in their last five matches, even though it includes four draws and just a single win to their name. The ‘Red Miners’ will be up against Northeast United FC - a team which is yet to lose in the ongoing campaign and placed at the third position in the league table with 10 points from six matches. Needless to say, Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle is not taking the game lightly, whereas giving utmost respect to their strategy and strengths.

"In terms of strategy, we are very respectful of the opposition and the qualities that they have, but our focus will be on Jamshedpur for bringing in our game - being aware of the threats, trying to nullify them but equally looking for our players to impose our game. We are five games unbeaten but we want three points (against NorthEast),” said Owen Coyle, ahead of Friday’s game.

Diving deep into the matter, Coyle explained how the ‘Highlanders’ have impressed so far with their hard-work, which in turn reflects in the results. Having said that, the manager was also quick to point out that if they are at their best, it's a game that they can win.

"The foreign and the Indian players in the NorthEast squad have shown that they are hard-working and it's always going to be a tough game as they all (games) are in the ISL. So they have enormous respect which they will get [from Jamshedpur too] but it's a game that we are looking forward to. We know that, if we are at our very best, it's a game that we can win,” added Coyle.

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