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Owen Coyle is a very demanding coach: Jamshedpur FC’s Ritwik Das

Jamshedpur FC on their road to glory have unearthed a gem in Ritwik Das. The Bengal-born midfielder scored the Hero ISL League Shield-winning goal which put a dagger in ATK Mohun Bagan hearts.

The Indian footballer shared his views in the post-match interview after their win over the Mariners.

Here are the excerpts from the interview:

Your thoughts on the winning goal for the League Shield in the breakthrough season?

It feels great. It has been a dream for me since the beginning of the season to win this. It is amazing and it feels great to score in such an important match and against such a great team in ATK Mohun Bagan, they have great players. It is a great feeling for me.

What is the secret behind the golden form you are enjoying?

He (Owen Coyle) is a very demanding coach. He demands a lot from each and every player. He gives confidence for each and every player to be at their best level and it only pushes us to strive for more, be in a good shape, and give a good performance.

Your thoughts on the prospect of winning the double – League Shield and ISL Trophy?

It is the first time Jamshedpur FC qualified for the ISL Semi-Finals. It was also the first time we were fighting for the League Shield and we won it. It means a lot to me and each and every player.

Any thoughts on scoring the goal which defeated ATK Mohun Bagan – a team from your home state

It is a great feeling but now I am a Jamshedpur FC player. I am only thinking about my team. It is a great feeling to firstly win the League Shield and score against ATK Mohun Bagan.

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