FC Pune City held highflying Atletico de Kolkata to a 1-1 draw. Pody opened the scoring for Atletico de Kolkata in the eleventh minute, but FC Pune City equalised through their Greek midfielder Kostas. Although the second half did not feature any action and was eluded the goals, the halftime score line of 1-1 was the penultimate scoreline at the full time. Coaches of both sides were happy with a point. Atletico de Kolkata elate themselves to seventeen points while FC Pune City amount to thirteen points.
“I’m happy with the result, but not with the performance,We allowed too many chances. That’s not how we play.” said Atletico de Kolkata’s coach Habas
“We allowed too many chances. That’s not how we play.”
‘We want to be protagonists. And we weren’t,“We lost the battle in the first half, but in the second, it was equal.” he added.
“It’s a tight schedule, and there are lots of games. And all games are like finals for so many teams.’, “We need to change players,” he quipped.
Meanwhile FC Pune City’s manager Franco Colomba said, “As a coach I would say it was a good game, because the team played a good match. But as the coach of FC Pune City, we are in mid table, and that’s not good,”
“This is not two points lost, as the opponent were a good team. It doesn’t always happen that the team which plays well wins. I feel we weren’t lucky,Their goalkeeper was good. I agree one point is not enough, but football is like this. Hopefully, we’ll do better in the next match,” he added.
FC Pune City’s midfield general Mehrajuddin Wadoo, who was utilized in defensive duties added “I did my best to help in attack and to also fall back and defend. My teammates helped and made it easier for me, it wasn’t possible for me to do it alone,We created so many chances but somehow we did not convert. We can say it was not our day,”
Atletico de Kolkata face an away trip to Delhi Dynamos on the 2nd of December while FC Pune City entertain Mumbai City FC