Vishal Kaith: We learnt from our mistakes

Chennaiyin FC played out an exciting 0-0 draw against Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Both sides had ample of opportunities to find the back of the net on the night, but neither could muster up the accuracy to earn the full quota of points.

After the fixture, Chennaiyin stopper, Vishal Kaith spoke in an exclusive post-match interview with Here are the excerpts:

Vishal, a very, very good match. Both sides were defensively strong. What are your thoughts on the match?

I think the match was good. We had many chances which we couldn’t convert. The team was very good in defence. Lucian Goian, Eli (Sabia), Dhanpal Ganesh and everyone did well in defence and did what was needed to be done. They had chances but couldn’t convert it. So, our defending was compact.

The last match against Goa was difficult for your team. What did you do to improve in defence in such a short time?

Last time we conceded silly goals. We analysed the videos and worked on it. We learnt from our mistakes. Today we defended well.

Your form today was very good. What are your personal goals for this season?

My goal is to keep as many clean sheets as possible and conceded as few goals as possible.

You were playing for Chennaiyin at home for the first time. What are your thoughts on the environment?

It has been very good since I signed for Chennaiyin. I am getting a lot of messages from the fans. They are very good and when they cheer, it feels different.

From Mumbai’s end, defender Subhasish Bose provided his take on the night’s proceedings. Here are the excerpts:

On playing successive away matches and the draw to Chennaiyin FC.

First match in Kerala was difficult. It was difficult for everyone. This is our second match. We gave our 100% here. After all the travelling, we still had a little fatigue. But we gave our 100% and now we shift our focus to the next match.

How did the Mumbai City FC adapt to playing with an all Indian defence?

After Mato’s (Grgic) injury in the last match, we played with an Indian back four. We are doing well and kept two clean sheets back to back, which is good for us. We always want to keep a clean sheet. The credit for this goes to the full team.

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