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Premier League great Matt Le Tissier has been the most high-profile player to speak on the subject, and this would encourage more players to speak about the trauma they suffered.
In the third season as well, the NorthEast United have failed to do justice to the expectations of the football lovers that unconditionally give their hundred percent in every match. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the coach and the players.
NorthEast United lost to Kerala Blasters 0-1 at the latter's home turf in a must-win match to bow out of the third edition of the Indian Super League.
In a do-or-die battle at home, NorthEast got an encouraging 2-1 win over Delhi and gave their fans a victory they deserved.
NorthEast should thank the opposition for their defending for all three goals, and particularly the last one was horrendous.
The problem is that while NorthEast remain committed at the back, they look woefully short up front.
Nelo Viganda’s tactics of keeping everyone behind the ball and being defensive after getting ahead cost NorthEast United once again. They needed that second goal and needed to be positive
With Alfaro back from suspension next week, NorthEast will have all the players at their disposal. There is absolutely no excuse now
NorthEast United have the worst form in the league at the moment, and the only reason they are not further down the table is their good early-season form.
NorthEast United had enough opportunities to bury the game in the first half but were guilty of not making the most of their chances against Atletico de Kolkata.
NorthEast United have taken 10 points from the available 18 so far, which seems just about satisfactory. However, considering their six matches have come in a space of 20 days, their performance so far has been commendable.
ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC still top, but miss out on win over Delhi Dynamos after goalkeeping error
NEUFC remain top of the ISL 2016 table thanks to Emiliano Alfaro's hot streak, but manager Nelo Vingada must be concerned with Subrata Paul's performance
The attacking trident of Nicolas Velez, Katsumi Yusa and Emiliano Alfaro has been incredible for NorthEast so far, and all three played a part in the goal on Wednesday.
ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC waste chances, but are unlucky to leave Mumbai with no points
Starting the match without last season’s top scorer Nico Velez, NorthEast United FC still managed to score two goals and win.
NorthEast have shown a glimpse of their potential in win over Kerala Blasters in the opening match of ISL 2016.