An awful mistake by Bangladesh goalkeeper Shahidul Alam gifted Nepal a goal in the first half where The Bengal Tigers could not come up with an equalizer before the substitute Nawayug Sreshtha killed the game in stoppage time to knock the host out of the competition.
Speaking at the post match press conference, Bangladesh coach Jamie day said, it’s not just only his goalkeeper’s fault that the ball slipped through his gloves and went into the net.
“Yes, he made a mistake. Usually goalkeepers save those. But today it went in. I am not going to blame him. The whole team has to take the blame for today’s loss.” He added.
He also said, Bangladesh team has improved style of play and they have come up with some positive results in recent days.
Beating Pakistan in this tournament was a huge win. They have lots of players playing in Europe. No one talks about that.
Jamie day also said, that they have never won two consecutive matches in the past 10 years and they have done that too. We have progressed to the second round of Asian games too. No one talks about that. He added.
“It’s been more than 10 years that we haven’t had a striker who can score 25 goals in a season and 5 goals in a tournament. The forward line was the real challenge for me.” He said in a frustrating mood.
Nepal and Pakistan advance into the semifinals leaving Bangladesh and win less Bhutan out of the competition.