Chennai Super Kings Were not Intimidating Enough Against Kolkata Knight Riders, Feels Coach Stephen Fleming

Although Chennai Super Kings are through to the Indian Premier League playoffs, two back-to-back defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Royals Challengers Bangalore have left coach Stephen Fleming wanting for answers as to what went wrong and why.

updated: May 21, 2014 13:46 IST
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Kolkata: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming feels his team was not intimidating enough and lacked the winning attitude against Kolkata Knight Riders, who snatched an unexpected victory against the former champions in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday. (IPL Points Table)

"It's more of the attitude that hurt us, we were a bit soft as we intimidate our way in when things don't go our way but the attitude was not there today, quite unlike of CSK. Once things going our way, we were a bit soft," Fleming said after the eight-wicket loss on Tuesday night.

"I can't help but feel that we led them into the game in the first few overs and gave them a good start. They relied heavily on the openers and we helped their cause," he added.

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