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‘Need to convert chances’

Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting coach Sanjoy Sen isn’t known to mince words. On Thursday, after their 1-1 draw against United Sikkim FC in the IFA Shield, Sen admitted that his players have to quickly learn to convert the chances.

“Our performance today was the team’s best after I took charge… But we have to get into the habit of being able to convert the chances… We played well, but the end result has been disappointing,” he said.

“USFC’s goalkeeper Dibyendu Sarkar played well. Five of our shots went out and as many as five were saved by the goalie… The result could have been 10-3 in our favour,” said the Mohammedan Sporting coach.

Mohammedan Sporting played without any foreigners except for the last five minutes on Thursday. “We showed that we can play without the foreigners… That the Indians can play football”

Meanwhile, according to an IFA official, Bangladesh’s Dhanmondi Club arrived in the city on Thursday evening. Geylang International FC of Singapore are expected to reach on Friday.