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No time to make an experiment: NEUFC interim coach Khalid Jamil

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Feb 2020 8:28 AM GMT

Our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: The interim coach of NorthEast United FC Khalid Jamil today made it clear that the time is too short to implement new ideas and he will not go for any experiment in team’s remaining three matches.

NEUFC, in their next game, will face Odisha FC at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday The team will leave the city tomorrow to play the game.

The club’s season hasn’t gone as per plan, with the Highlanders languishing second from bottom in the table and the team, subsequently, parting ways with former head coach Robert Jarni.

Talking to the media person on the eve of the team’s departure Khalid Jamil revealed that he wasn’t keen on making any drastic changes to the style put in place by Jarni. He said, “There isn’t going to be any change and the way Jarni left the team, we will continue from there. There is no time to implement something. We just want to give our best. We are going to try and give everything we have.”

Asked his opinion on what has been missing in the Highlanders’ season this term, Jamil answered, “Everyone tried. We just didn’t click. Everybody tried their best. I learnt a lot from Jarni. Football is like that. Someone has to go forward and someone has to stay behind. Next season we will try and do better.”

Coach also revealed that his side will be without the services of multiple players against Odisha. “We have many injuries. Mislav (Komorski) will be missing. Nikhil (Kadam), (Provat) Lakra too. We only have 17 players to choose from. Definitely, we will try to give reserve players some chances,” he said.

Winger Redeem Tlang was also present with Jamil in the media briefing. Replying on a question of Jarni’s departure Redeem said: “I think it will be a new experience for me. We have to cope with it (Jarni’s departure). We have to continue moving forward. We cannot look back at the past. Hopefully, we can win and finish as high as possible.”

Also read: ISL: NorthEast United FC release coach Robert Jarni

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