ISL 2020-21: Sergio Lobera delighted with Mumbai City FC's League Winners Shield triumph, eyes ISL glory
Mumbai City FC has managed to finish atop the 2020-21 Indian Super League table following the win over ATK Mohun Bagan, while the latter finishes second. As a result, City has won the League Winners Shield, which happens to be the side's maiden title to date.
Mumbai City FC came up with a reverberating performance to tame ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the Indian Super League 2020-21 at the GMC Stadium in Goa on Sunday. With this win, the side completed a season double over ATKMB, thus finishing on the top and claiming the League Winners Shield, besides qualifying for the AFC Champions League.
It all happened in the first half, with Mourtada Fall putting City ahead in the seventh minute, while Bartholomew Ogbeche doubled it at 39th. It was enough to earn the side its maiden title in its history, thus delighting club boss Sergio Lobera, who now eyes the title in the final.
Following the game, Lobera expressed his delight before warning his boys that the rad ahead only gets difficult. "I am very happy because Mumbai City and City Football Group (CFG) gave us all everything and now is the moment to enjoy and analyse the things we achieved. I think my players deserved to win this trophy and finally, hopefully, we can achieve another one," he said, reports goal.com.
"The season is not over. We have to continue being ambitious, but now, we have to enjoy the playoffs. We want to win the trophy. At this moment, every team is a difficult team. We have to be careful. It is going to be a very good game against a good team and hopefully, we will win the semi-final," he added.
He also backed his boys to come strong in the coming games, besides stating that he always believes in them. "I always believe in my players because I am working with them all the time. They are warriors. They are ambitious players and amazing persons. We are a family on an off the pitch and finally, I think, we were very strong mentally. We had a difficult situation when we lost one game against Jamshedpur, but finally, we are a strong team and we deserved to finish at the top of the table," he concluded.