Raghu Nandi rues missed chances as Mohammedan suffer defeat

KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club technical director Raghunath Nandi has blamed his side’s poor finishing for Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Mohun Bagan.

Nandi believes that with better finishing, Black Panthers could have won the Mini Kolkata Derby against Mariners.

Instead, Mohun Bagan came from a goal down to beat Mohammedan 2-1 in an entertaining Calcutta Premier Division ‘A’ clash at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Substitute Tirthankar Sarkar and Pintu Mahata scored the goals for Mohun Bagan, while Philip Adjah Tetteh netted Mohammedan’s opening goal.

Nandi blamed poor finishing and lack of ruthlessness in front of goals as the reason for Mohammedan’s loss.

“It’s not nice (the loss). You don’t want to keep on saying luck is not on your side, but we couldn’t take our chances. We could have done better,” said Nandi after the match.

“The moment we went 1-1, at the back of my mind I’m thinking, are we going to go for another draw and the less did I know that there was a major accident to happen. But these are some of the things in football you deal with. The result tells us that if we have an opportunity to finish it, we have to, and we didn’t do that and we paid the price.” he added.

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