Mumbai City FC played out a disappointing draw with FC Goa in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Although Mumbai have now kept three consecutive clean sheets, their side looked off color attacking wise.
“I thought it was two evenly matched teams. Both the defences were on top. We haven’t conceded a goal and from a defensive point of view, we’re delighted,” Mumbai’s coach Peter Reid said.
“We need a little bit more quality when we’re on the break and I think, without making excuses, that when Moritz went off with his hamstring, it was a blow for us. That went against us, really but we still had chances to score on the break,”
“I think, yeah. The players have taken on board everything we’ve set defensively. Attacking wise, we’re lacking. We haven’t had our marquee player play, again, it’s no excuse. So others have had to come in a fill that spot and I can feel the confidence in my players and it shows out there on the pitch,” he added.
Peter Reid also credited FC Goa’s Zico, he said, . “As I said yesterday, they’ve played good football so far. Today, they were very strong at the back with two good centre halves and (Bruno) Pinheiro and Bikramjit (Singh) in midfield had excellent games. They have the basis of a really solid team. The keeper has good presence about him as well. I think going forward, they will cause teams problems. When you don’t score goals, you suffer with your confidence and once they start scoring, I think Goa will be alright,”
Meanwhile Andre Mortiz, Mumbai’s key man said,”It is always a difficult game when you play away. I mean, it’s good to get a point and we wanted to win the game, but circumstances were hard to play against today. A point is good.”, in an interaction with ISL Media Team