Mumbai City FC head coach Petr Kratky was displeased after his side threw away their lead in their defeat to Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai on Sunday.

Mumbai City FC scored the opener with Tiri’s inch-perfect head from Yoell Van Nieff’s left-footed corner, while Alberto Noguera’s headed flick doubled the lead for the hosts at halftime. Despite trailing by two goals, Khalid Jamil’s men stood strong as they made a remarkable turnaround to secure their third win of the season. For Jamshedpur FC, Imran Khan broke the deadlock, while Jeremy Manzorro’s double strike seized the victory for the visitors.

Reflecting on his team’s result, Kratky mentioned that it was as a game of two separate halves. He believes his players played according to their plan in the first half, but the starting 15 minutes of the second half didn’t go their way, costing his side points against Jamshedpur FC.

“I viewed it as a game of two halves. In the first half, we dominated; we played very good football; we got rewarded with a two-goal lead; and the players did a fantastic job. We need to analyze what's happened in the first 15 minutes of the second half,” Kratky said in the post-match press conference.

“But this is not my ideal. And then we concede the goal, and then back on track. Then we try to do things where I don't think it was the right time to do it. But again, I'm disappointed we lost. But again, there are a lot of positives to take forward,” he added.

Kratky accepted that the goals came from their mistakes, but he wants to work hard on their mistakes to ensure that the mistakes do not take place moving forward.

“Goals always come from mistakes. That's the football. You make mistakes; you concede the goal. So again, we have to review why the mistakes happened and what was behind it, then come back to the training pitch and practice so it doesn't happen again. Review, practice, and go again. There were a lot of positives, but we have to look at what would happen at the start of the second half,” he opined.

The Mumbai City FC head coach urges his players to realize what went wrong for them after taking a 2-0 lead. But he sees a lot of positives in their performance despite facing a defeat against the Men of Steel.

“The preparation will be the same as we do older. We follow the processes, we train well, we make sure we analyze well, and then we try to understand what went wrong and then go from there. There are a lot of positives today, not just a defeat,” he commented.

Kratky opines that they were the better side on the pitch, but they had to lose the game for offering chances to the opponents.

“It was a game of mistakes and opportunities. And we gave the opportunity to the opposition today because I believe we were the better team today, but we lost,” he signed off.