I'm very happy with the point: Mumbai City FC’s Petr Kratky
Mumbai City FC head coach Petr Kratky shared his thoughts after his side played out a goalless draw against league-leaders FC Goa.
Mumbai City FC head coach Petr Kratky is happy to have secured a point and a clean sheet against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Tuesday.
Mumbai City FC and FC Goa played out a goalless draw for the fifth time in ISL history, showcasing their defensive solidity and firmness to maintain their unbeaten runs. Despite both teams having a few chances to take the lead, it was either Phurba Lachenpa or Arshdeep Singh who stepped up to deny those opportunities and keep the scoreline level. With this result, both teams retained their positions in the points table, with FC Goa remaining at the top and Mumbai City FC holding onto the fourth spot.
“Obviously, we want to win, but considering how the game looked, I'm very happy with the point,” Kratky stated in the post-match press conference.
“But again, I want to win. So, I was a little bit disappointed. But considering how the game went, we need to improve in some areas to score more goals. But overall, I'm happy (that) in (my) first game, we didn't concede a goal and kept a clean sheet. I'm very pleased,” he added.
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Mumbai City FC will next host East Bengal FC in their second game of this matchweek on Saturday. The head coach wants his team to stick to their process, aiming to improve their performances and score more goals.
“Let's stick to our processes,” he opined.
“Just review the game because there were very positive things from us. We have a lot of possessions, but we don't want just possession for the sake of possession. We want to score goals. So we have to work on that part of the game where we can be more dangerous in the offensive area,” he continued.
Kratky expressed his gratitude to the travelling fans who journeyed to Goa to support their team. He urged all of them to turn out in large numbers for his first home game since taking charge of the Islanders.
“I would like to say thank you very much,” he added.
“We're always happy to have fans in the stadium, and we love that, embrace that, and thank them a lot. So I'm looking forward to a home game and the first home game for me as well. Hopefully, everyone will come and support the team,” he concluded.