Dhanachandra: Thrilled about making it to the final

Chennaiyin FC made it into the final of Hero Indian Super League 2015 despite their 2-1 loss against Atlético de Kolkata in the second leg of their semi-final clash at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday. The visitors played out a nervy final five minutes before a Fikru Teferra goal in stoppage time made it 4-2 on aggregate to propel the Super Machans into the final where they will play FC Goa on December 20. Dhanachandra Singh, who has played a major role in turning Chennai’s backline into the tightest defence in the league, spoke to indiansuperleague.com in an exclusive interview after the game. Here are the excerpts.

Congratulations on reaching the final. What’s on your mind right now?
I’m really happy seeing our performance tonight. I’m disappointed about tonight’s result but thrilled about making it to the final. Looking forward to the big game!

How do you think ATK played in tonight’s game?
They played well. They dominated the game tonight.

What would you like to say about Apoula Edel’s performance?

He stood tall in the defence. He was there for us at crucial moments. His efforts paid off well.