Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Mumbai City FC head coach Petr Kratky was distraught after his side lost the lead in defeat to Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League match ( ISL) on Sunday and believes his players played according to their plan in the first half, but the second half did not go well, costing them points against Jamshedpur FC.
Mumbai City FC scored the first goal with Tiri’s perfect header from Yoell Van Nieff’s left-footed corner, while Alberto Noguera’s header doubled the lead for the home side in the rest. Despite trailing by two goals, Khalid Jamil’s men held strong as they produced a remarkable turnaround to secure their third win of the season.
For Jamshedpur FC, Imran Khan broke the deadlock, while Jeremy Manzorro’s brace sealed victory for the visitors.
“I saw it as a game of two halves. In the first half we dominated; we played very good football; they rewarded us with a two-goal lead; and the players did a fantastic job. We have to analyze what has happened . the first 15 minutes of the second half,” Kratky was quoted as saying by the ISL website.
“But that’s not my ideal. And then we score the goal, and then we get back on the court. Then we try to do things where I don’t think it was the right time to do it. But again, I’m disappointed that lost. But of again, there are many positive aspects to move forward,” he added.
Kratky accepted that the goals came from his mistakes, but he wants to work hard to make sure the mistakes aren’t made going forward.
“Goals always come from mistakes. That’s football. You make a mistake, you score the goal. So again we have to review why the mistakes happened and what was behind them, then go back to the training ground and practice to make it happen.” It won’t happen again. Revise, practice and come back. There were many positive aspects, but we have to see what would happen at the start of the second half,” he said.
Kratky opined that they were the better team on the pitch, but they had to lose the game to give their opponents chances. “It was a game of mistakes and opportunities. And today we gave the opponent a chance because I think we were the best team today, but we lost,” he signed.