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After the sending-off we were a little scared says Jose Molina

612   //    14 Nov 2016, 20:35 IST
Jose Molina during the game (Picture Courtesy ISL)
Jose Molina during the game (Picture Courtesy ISL)

Atletico de Kolkata and Delhi Dynamos played a cracker jacker of a match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where the table toppers Dynamos came from behind twice to secure three important points for the hosts, despite being down by a man.

Jose Molina, speaking after the game, was visibly disappointed with the result, he said  “I think we did a great job in the first half. We played well and scored one. In the first half, the referee gave a lot of fouls against our players and when the Delhi players touched us it was not a foul."

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Badara Badji who was sent off in the first half, initiated a flurry of yellow cards, "In the second half, I think after the sending-off we were a little scared as we may also get booked by the referee and we did not defend with the same intensity and allowed Delhi to move around with the ball and they scored two goals,” said the Spaniard after the game.

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The second goal from Florent Malouda, was what you call in football chaos and bad defending, as the ball pinballed in-between Sereno's leg for Malouda to find an opportunity to shoot, when Molina was asked about the goal, he said “From the bench, it is difficult to tell, you know. There were defenders, so I don't know how he managed to score."

"If the referee allows Malouda to do everything he wants, then it is difficult for the defenders to stop him as they don't have the quality of Malouda. If the referee allows me to do everything I want then maybe even I can do it or maybe not. Don't get me wrong Malouda is a great player, he does not need help", he continued. 

Sameehg Doutie, who assisted for the first goal, had to be stretchered off due to an injury, and when asked for an update, the former goalkeeper said “We don't know and we hope it is not a big injury and we will know when we get back to Kolkata tomorrow as we will have to do some tests, but I was talking to him and I don't think it is bad as it is regarding something about his hamstring. So, I hope it is not bad because if it is bad, then it is a big problem. So, let's hope it is not bad.”

Atletico de Kolkata take on NorthEast United FC at home on November 17.

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