The team worked hard: Khalid Jamil on Jamshedpur FC’s win over Mumbai City FC
Jamshedpur FC head coach Khalid Jamil shared his thoughts after securing a comeback win against Mumbai City FC.
Jamshedpur FC head coach Khalid Jamil was proud of his team after they came back from behind to beat Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Jamshedpur FC inflicted the second defeat of the season on Mumbai City FC, who lost at their home ground for the first time this campaign.
The Islanders took a 2-0 lead going into half time after goals from Tiri and Alberto Noguera but Jamshedpur FC rallied in the second half as they hit back with goals from Imran Khan and Jeremy Manzorro. Manzorro scored again in the dying stages of the game, converting a spot kick to put Jamshedpur FC ahead.
Mumbai City FC created some promising chances even after going down but couldn’t test Jamshedpur FC keeper TP Rehenesh. This was the third win of the season for Jamshedpur FC and the first for them in the league under Khalid Jamil.
Jamil expressed his satisfaction after a big victory away from home and credited the entire team.
“The team worked hard. The players are talented (to produce such results) and I just motivate them,” he said in the post-match conference.
Jamshedpur FC scored two goals inside four minutes during the second half to draw level. In the first half, the team hadn’t registered any shots on targets but displayed intent and desire to make their way back into the game early on in the second half.
Revealing his team talk at half-time, Jamil said: “I told the players not to give up and score an early goal. If we get one, then go for the second. Then the confidence comes automatically (to the team). But we had to score an early goal (in the second half) not allow them to score another goal. They (players) are mature, professional and they know how to do things.”
Both of Manzorro’s goals came as a result of Mumbai City FC’s mistakes. The French midfielder bagged his first goal for the evening after a mix up in the MCFC defence while Mehtab Singh tripped Daniel Chima later on in the box, with Manzorro later scoring from the spot. While Jamil was aware of Mumbai City FC’s mistakes in the second half, he lauded the opposition for the fight they put up after trailing.
“There are always mistakes in the game. Even we made mistakes at the start and conceded early. And then another goal. The first half was not upto the mark. They (Mumbai City FC) also tried (to score the equaliser) but the result was eventually in our favour,” Jamil signed off.