Our lack of character gave them the opportunities: CFC head coach Thomas Brdaric

Chennaiyin FC head coach Thomas Brdaric highlighted his side's lack of concentration and character as one of the key reasons in their 2-6 loss to Mumbai City FC in matchweek 6 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Chennai, on Saturday.

Despite going two-nil up, the German felt that his side could not make the best out of it and felt that it was tough for them to bounce back after the second goal. Brdaric expects his side to turn the tide over the course of the season. The head coach adressed the media in the official post-match press conference after the match.

Here are the excerpts from Brdaric's press conference:

What do you think went wrong after you scored two goals and conceded six from the opposition?

This was a tough game because when you are two-nil up and to give up such kind of lead with the mistakes that we made, it was lack of concentration and technical mistakes while the opposition took advantage of it.

There was a lack of intent from your team and do you think that changed the game?

We have to understand that against strong teams we really need to concentrate on not making mistakes, we know that our lack of character tonight gave them the opportunities. After the second goal, we really did not keep ourselves concentrated.

Any positives from the game and what did you analyse from the game tonight especially after been switched off in the second half of the game?

We have to analyse well, how the simpler mistakes happen and work hard towards improving them. Everything was not bad tonight but to bounce back against such strong teams is a bit tough but we should take the positives out. We scored two goals tonight and we need to show this kind of character again in the next match.

Do you feel that more games coming from the bench can affect the game?

We have a squad and everybody is able to fight for the starting eleven. These kind of games give us more reason to find things and conclusions, and next time we will try to fight with a good atmosphere, mindset, and character so as to win the next match.

Every game is a different. What do you think the team needs to do more to get results?

We have to be strong throughout the 90 minutes and reduce the mistakes to keep going ahead with the same efforts that we have been making, is the next challenge.

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