John Gregory Shuts Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on his League Winner Comment

Ragini Roy  |  Controversy  |  1 Year Ago

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s latest comment on the league winner has actually caught fire. The victorious Chennaiyin FC boss John Gregory is in absolutely no mood to take it easy, at least after winning the Hero Indian Super League 2017/18 trophy for the second time since the inception of the league. 


At the presentation ceremony, talking to the TV India and Bengaluru FC custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu stated that according to him Bengaluru were the real Champions of ISL as they ended the league phase on top. Eight points ahead of the second placed Chennaiyin.


These two teams met in the final after clearing the playoff hurdle but after the loss, Sandhu said in a television interview, "I want to congratulate Chennaiyin FC for winning the final. But I believe we won the league phase and so we are the champions.”

Chennaiyin Coach John Gregory decided to give one back to Sandhu int he post match press conference saying, “I don't respond to that”.


However he said, "Playoffs were introduced back in the UK more than 20 years ago. You could finish 6th in the league and still get qualified for the playoffs, even though you finished 20 points behind.”


"The format of playoffs is brilliant. I was disappointed in the words that he used. I think we got the cup, didn't we?", the former Aston Villa boss commented after becoming the first Englishman to lead an ISL club to glory.

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