ISL 2020: Jamshedpur FC’s Owen Coyle shifts focus to defending against a resurgent Hyderabad FC

Jamshedpur FC had a mixes start to their Hero Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) campaign as they lost their season opener 1-2 against Chennaiyin and threw away a two-goal lead against Odisha in a 2-2 draw, with Nerijus Valskis bagging all of Jamshedpur’s goals.

However, head coach Owen Coyle is optimistic ahead of their upcoming fixture against Hyderabad FC.

Coyle admitted that his team needs to work on their defending, “There are some bits that we want to improve because we don’t want to concede goals in every game. If we can keep it nice and tight at the back, we have fantastic goal-scoring threats in our team. There is no doubt that we can get better. Nothing falls into place overnight and that’s what we do in training.”

Hyderabad are also yet to win a game this season but has kept two clean sheets.

“We are very respectful of the qualities that Hyderabad have. We are very well aware of the threat they have but we know that if we can perform the way we have in the first half (against Odisha), we can win the three points,” the former Chennaiyin coach stated.

“We showed that we can score. We want to be an attacking side. We want to get the balance right to make sure that we don’t concede soft goals like we did the other night. When we do that and bring it all together, we are going to stand tall against some of the best teams in the league,” feels the Jamshedpur coach.