All India Football Federation: Despite East Bengal being second at the moment, your team has been far from consistent. Why do you think that is?
Trevor Morgan: Yes, our performance has been inconsistent. We lost some matches which we should have won. But having said that, I think we are in a good position. Ideally, we would have loved to be at the top of the table by now. We need to stay focused.
You travel to play Churchill Brothers next in what would appear to be a crucial game. What are your thoughts about the match?
Churchill Brothers are a very capable side and are very tough to beat at home. They are in third place at the moment, with four points separating us. But you need to remember, they have played a match less. It's understandable that they will come at us all guns blazing. We need to be cautious, but we will play to win.
The combination of Tolgay Ozbey and Penn Orji have worked wonders for East Bengal. What keeps them going?
Both Tolgay and Penn are quality players with lots of potential. Their combination has always helped us. Both complement each other on the field and the team is reaping the benefits in return. I've no complaints.
Sanju Pradhan has been outstanding so far this season. What's your take on him?
Sanju is an exceptional talent who is a match-winner. He has matured a lot and understands his responsibilities and executes them on the field. That defines him. He will go a long way. I rate him very highly. Having said that, this team boasts of many match-winners.
Which are the areas you feel your team needs to improve?
Defensive organisation is an aspect we need to improve. When we lost to Salgaocar in Goa, our defence wasn't up to the mark. Hopefully, Nirmal Chhetri will be back with the team. We will have to reorganise our defence against Churchill who have some very good forwards.
Where do you see East Bengal finishing at the end of the season?
The I-League has reached a stage where a win or a loss can have a huge impact on any team. Mind you, the top four or five teams will never be too far apart. We need to stick to the basics, however, predicting anything at the moment would not be right.