Kolkata Derby: I am not stepping down, says East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil
Shouts of “Khalid Jamil go back” stuffed the Salt Lake Stadium after East Bengal’s second derby defeat of the I-League season however the defiant coach, whereas taking duty for the reverse, refused to step down.
Mohun Bagan ahead Dipanda Dicka’s magical double strikes inside 34 minutes snapped East Bengal’s eight-match unbeaten run because the Mariners claimed the bragging rights by profitable each the derby matches of the season.
East Bengal’s hopes for a maiden title suffered an enormous blow as the previous I-League profitable coach of Aizawl FC acknowledged his crew’s fallacies and took full duty of the debacle.
“I admit that it was 100 per cent my mistake. I have no excuse. We made mistakes and I take full blame,” Jamil mentioned on the post-match convention.
“Our preparation was not ideal, we could not tackle their attack. We should have been more defensive. But I am not a coward… I am not stepping down. I accept full responsibility and we will fight back.”
Asked whether or not their I-League title hopes went up in smoke, Jamil mentioned: “I can’t comment about it right now. But what I can say is that East Bengal do not deserve to be in this situation.”
The turning level of the sport was Dicka’s early aim that put East Bengal underneath strain as Mohun Bagan put up a dominating show, Jamil mentioned.