KOLKATA: “We started well,” reflected Bangladesh Coach Jaime Day after his side collected a point against India in their FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Joint-Qualification encounter on Tuesday. “We created many possibilities to score. The scoreline is not a true reflection of the match. We could have done better and collected the three points.”
Adil Khan scored the equalising goal in the 89th minute after Bangladesh had already netted the game’s opener in the 42nd minute through Saad Uddin.
Watched by a vocal crowd at a packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, the Bangla Tigers threw everything into the encounter, but Lady Luck was not on their side.
“Our attack was well orchestrated with much vigour going forward, but our decision making also robbed us of some possibilities, while we conceded goal in a way that I thought was not necessary,” rued the British coach.
“Overall I am pleased with the progress we are making,” Day added. “We are still working on certain aspects of the game though. I thought some elements of our passing game needs improving, but the progress is visible with every game.”