ISL 2020-21: Sergio Lobera disappointed with Mumbai City FC's wobbly performance ahead of playoffs
Mumbai City FC is currently placed second in the Indian Super League 2020-21 table, while Jamshedpur FC is ranked sixth. While City has qualified for the playoffs, Jamshedpur is still in the reckoning. Both sides are yet to win the title to date.
Mumbai City FC succumbed to a 0-2 defeat at Jamshedpur FC's hands in the 2020-21 Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan in Goa. While Mumbai is placed second and has sealed its playoffs spot, Jamshedpur still has a virtual chance at the sixth spot but needs to win big in the remaining matches.
It all started with Boris Singh Thangjam's opening goal in the 72nd minute. While David Grande doubled it at 90th, it eventually turned out to be the winner, with City looking lacklustre throughout the game.
Following the game, City boss Sergio Lobera was unmoved by the result, but was left concerned with his side's shaky performance, as it nears the playoffs. "I think, maybe, it wasn't a good game, considering the moment of the season. We don't depend on our results now for the first time and I am very disappointed because we played very bad," he said, reports Sportstar.
"Finally, we need to think about this and analyse our mistakes. We need to wait for Mohun Bagan's game. Maybe I could have made sub earlier and I need to take responsibility as the coach. Obviously, when you concede goals and don't have right balance in defence and attack. We create lot of chances vs Bengaluru, but today, we didn't have that. We concede many chances to opposition. Today, our worst game so far because we didn't create many chances," he added.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur manager, Owen Coyle, reckoned that he was delighted with his boys' performance and did not give much pep talk during the half-time break. "I didn't need a second-half talk because we had a good first half. Outstanding from first to final whistle and we deserved three points," he figured.
"We were unfortunate many times this season, like other night when we didn't deserve to lose vs ATKMB. That Lima goal, when it wasn't given vs Goa, should have meant we could have been ahead of Goa. It's unfortunate and we should be ready to finish season stronger," he concluded.