FC Goa head coach Manolo Marquez expressed contentment with his team's performance in their 0-0 draw against Mumbai City FC at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Tuesday.

The match was a cagey affair with very limited opportunities on goal for both sides, thanks to the brilliant defensive displays from both teams. With this draw, both FC Goa and Mumbai City FC remained unbeaten in the league. The Gaurs retained their position at the top of the table, while Mumbai City FC also maintained the fourth position at the end of the game.

Marquez feels satisfied with the outcome of the game and the effort his players put in.

“I am satisfied with the effort of my players,” Marquez stated in the post-match press conference.

“Maybe we will realize some games later how important this result was for us,” he added.

This game marked the beginning of a new era for Mumbai City FC under their new head coach, Petr Kratky. Although the match ended in a 0-0 stalemate, Marquez acknowledged Mumbai City FC's playing style and feels that the Islanders will become an even better team in the upcoming games.

“I think Mumbai City FC will win most of the games from now. It is because their offensive players are very dangerous in their new system,” Marquez said.

FC Goa continued their solid defensive performance in the game, maintaining their status as the team with the fewest goals conceded in the league—only three this season. The Gaurs secured their fifth straight clean sheet in this match and reached an impressive 499 minutes without conceding.

While Marquez acknowledged his team's defensive effort, he expressed the expectation for more productivity from the team in the attacking third of the pitch.

“Our defensive work was very good however I feel that we could do more with the ball in the attacking third,” Marquez said.

“I feel that both teams respected each other a lot in the game,” he concluded.