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We didn't lose three points and we won one says Gianluca Zambrotta

442   //    14 Nov 2016, 17:28 IST
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Gianluca Zambrotta after the game (Picture Courtesy ISL)

Gianluca Zambrotta seemed happy with the result at home to Atletico de Kolkata, as his team came from behind to win a vital point, consolidating their place at the top of the league table. Speaking after the game, the former World Cup winner said "I don’t think the team missed out on three points. We have got one point and it is very important considering our situation." 

Delhi Dynamos had a disaster of a first half where they went 1-0 down to a well taken Iain Hume goal, and lost Badji to two avoidable yellow cards, given that it was commendable the way they performed in the second half. "In the second half, we were forced to play 4-4-1 and we had to cover a lot of the pitch and that was difficult for us. I am happy with the match", the Italian said. 

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"In the first half, of course, we were put under pressure by Kolkata and also sometimes it’s not easy to utilise the whole space of the pitch, and in this match, you have got to consider who is your opponent as Kolkata are a quality side and are one of the best teams in the ISL." he continued. 

Gianluca Zambrotta has introduced a lovely work ethic on the Delhi side, which have catapulted them to the top of the League, and he reiterated those ethics despite the positive result, “We win or lose, we must analyze the result. Today we drew the match but for us, it is a victory and the one point is important for us as we move one point ahead, and at the moment Kolkata are behind us”. 

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Interestingly, Delhi Dynamos missed both their penalties in the two legs against Atletico de Kolkata, and they were both taken by different players, when asked about that Zambrotta was quick to clarify, “Marcelinho was supposed to take the penalty and Malouda told him that he would take the penalty as he was very confident, and I think they both are mature players and can decide regarding who will take the penalty. It is not a problem who takes the penalty.”

The Delhi Dynamos are away to Pune City FC on November 18.

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