Zico: Its a game of 180 Minutes

Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa
Zico's post match press conference after
FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata
match, Hero ISL Semi final first leg
Here is what FC Goa's Brazilian coach Zico had to say in the post match press conference, after their goalless draw in the first leg of Hero Indian Super League(ISL) semi-final clash against Atletico de Kolkata played at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday, 14th December 2014:

Q. Are you satisfied with today’s result?
Zico - As I have said before, it is a game of 180 minutes. First 90 minutes are over and now we have to see how the next 90 minutes go.

Q. How difficult has the second match become after today?
Zico - It will be a difficult game as it was before. These are two strong teams but we will try to have a leveled game.

Q. ATK has had most number of fouls in the entire league. Were you expecting a more physical game today?
Zico - The games in the last phases are always very compact. It is always very difficult. Of course when we have to play on an artificial turf it gets more difficult to control the ball. But yes we were expecting a physical game like last time.

Q. How is Narayan Das doing? Will he be ok before the next match?
Zico - I think it will be difficult for him to play the next math since he got a serious injury. We will have to wait for the doctor’s report.  We hope that it is not a serious injury. These kinds of injuries happen in leagues of such level. Also this kind of ground is not good for professional games.

Q. How much confident are you after today’s game?
Zico - I am 100 per cent confident and I hope that we win the last match.

Q. Do you think that because of the artificial turf that you were not able to yield any results?
Zico - I am very satisfied with the way my team played here. I don’t think that the turf is bad just for Goa, but it is bad for both the teams. We would have been able to display a better game if it was natural turf.
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