SHILLONG, April 27: The thought of entering the field without two key players has left Aizawl FC coach, Khalid Jamil, worried ahead of the team�s final and decisive I-League game against Shillong Lajong FC.
A win or a draw against Lajong will be enough for Aizawl FC to claim the I-League, in only their second season, and Khalid didn�t deny it would be tough without Ashutosh Mehta and Alfred Jaryan, both of whom are suspended after receiving four yellow cards.
�It will be very tough without Alfred and Ashutosh. But we can�t just sit and think over their suspension. We have to find out how we would overcome this. I trust my entire team,� Khalid said.
His players standing on the cusp of glory, Khalid is willing to soak in all the pressure himself.
�To accomplish something you have to lose something else and I have lost a lot till now,� Khalid said.
On being reminded of his counterpart Thangboi Singto�s remark that �Lajong won�t allow Aizawl FC to walk away with the title�, Khalid quipped, �Yeah, that�s football. Why will they allow us to run away with the title? We have to fight for every inch and we will.� � PTI