"He Is A Human Being": Bengaluru FC Coach Backs Captain Sunil Chhetri
Indian Super League 2021-22: Bengaluru FC head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli has dismissed concerns around skipper Sunil Chhetri's form following his team's defeat at the hands of FC Goa on Saturday,
- Bengaluru FC head coach dismissed concerns over skipper Sunil Chhetri
- Sunil Chhetri missed an easy chance as BFC were narrowly beaten by Goa
- BFC are second bottom in the points table with just one win in six games
Bengaluru FC head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli has dismissed concerns around skipper Sunil Chhetri's form following his team's defeat at the hands of FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) match.
Bengaluru FC was pushed near the bottom place as FC Goa handed the Blues a third consecutive defeat, emerging 2-1 winners at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Saturday.
Chhetri is yet to score this season and missed a well-made chance on Saturday as he blazed over from close range in the 18th minute of the game.
"He is a human being. Sometimes you don't have luck going for you. With the national team, he had a lot of luck as the ball fell to him many times and he scored five goals. Today (Saturday) he had a great chance and if he scores it's 1-1," said Pezzaiuoli in the post-match press conference as per the ISL website.
"Normally he would score that with his eyes closed. In this hard time, he has the support of the team and also how he worked for the team was good. He needs more luck inside the box. It happens when you don't work but with him he is working and it will come back.
"I don't think we should be talking a lot about Sunil. I don't pick one player out. We lost today as a team and that I feel is the important part," he added.
This was a second consecutive victory for the Gaurs in a match that saw two red cards and eight yellow cards. Bengaluru's Pezzaiuoli admitted it was a "tough" match for their side.
"First of all, we came back well. It was a tough game after we went down 0-1 but we came back with a nice goal from Cleiton to make it 1-1. In the second half we lost a bit of our minds after we had the numerical advantage. We didn't keep possession and started to play with long balls. So usually when you have one player more, you don't win games," said Pezzaiuoli
"It was a good game from us after half-time. We had control over FC Goa completely and we also created chances. But after the first five minutes, we stopped investing in the game as much as before. That was why we lost the game," he added.