We have created our problems, says ATK coach

December 17 2017

Defending champions ATK's coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said the team has created its own problems by not winning any matches so far in the Indian Super League (ISL).

ATK have not won any of the four matches played so far in the league. They drew twice and lost as many to remain rooted at the bottom of the table.

"We haven't got a win and that we are at the bottom of the table certainly puts a little bit of pressure. We have caused our own problems, something that we have to rectify," the coach said ahead of their clash against Mumbai City FC on Sunday here.

"We defend and attack as a team. So, if we have lost two games and drawn two games, we obviously going to be looking at your defensive qualities.

"But I don't blame anyone because if you are leaving your goal-keeper or full backs open, that is something to do with the whole team, we need to improve in all departments," he added.

Despite the poor performance, the coach denied of any pressure on the team.

"No pressure, we talk after every game. They have been very supportive, because they have seen the way we have attacked (in the) games, how we could have won games, with little bit of luck and we have taken the game to every opponent so we are not lacking in confidence," he said.

The English coach praised their opponents Mumbai City FC and said the team is very organised.

Mumbai had lost two of their first three games, but have picked up four points from a possible six in their last two matches.

"Mumbai as an opponent are a very strong team and have got a lot of qualities and they are very organised," he added.

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