ISL: Kerala Blasters are disappointed not to win, says Iain Hume

Bottom-placed Kerala Blasters FC might have opened their tally with the away draw here but their main goalscorer Iain Hume lamented the result and said it's extremely disappointing to return with draw despite a dominating against table toppers Atletico de Kolkata in ISL.

ISL: Kerala Blasters are disappointed not to win, says Iain Hume

Kolkata: Bottom-placed Kerala Blasters FC might have opened their tally with the away draw here but their main goalscorer Iain Hume lamented the result and said it's extremely disappointing to return with draw despite a dominating against table toppers Atletico de Kolkata in ISL.

"We are coming out of the game disappointed. I think we should have had three points. We were the stronger team especially in the second-half. Our fitness from the players is the best I've seen so far. We could have finished the game by a mile but we walk away disappointed," the Scottish born Canadian international forward told reporters in the post match interaction.

The 31-year-old further however said ATK were a stronger side but according to him it's KBFC who stole the limelight

"No disrespect to Kolkata but we were a better team. I think to my eyes and to many we're a better team on display especially in the second half. Okay, they created a few chances but our goalkeeper and manager (David James) did not have to make any big saves."

He further went on to praise ATK and said it's always difficult to put up your best on the hard artificial surface.

"They are a good team. They pass the ball well. They're a strong and powerful side and it's a tough surface to play on. When you're used to play on the grass to play on artificial surface is tough."

KBFC had lost their previous two outings and Hume said they could have nine points from three matches. Hume scored the equaliser after Milagres Gonsalves accidental back heel found him up front.

"It was a bit of scrappy and I don't think anything went as per the plan. I took the ball from Milagres' back heel. They did all the hard work and all I had to do was to put it in the net. I was fortunate it landed for me. To get my second goal and our first point was more important."

KBFC India Gurwinder Singh however said they were happy to return with one point from an away match.

"We could have won the match. But we are happy to go with one point from an away match."

Gonsalves, who was the accidental architect of the equaliser with his back heel setting up Hume, said: "I didnt know he was running from behind. I just played for myself but he came along and scored the goal."  

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