Kerala Blasters FC's head coach Ivan Vukomanovic expressed his disappointment with the team's error-plagued performance at home against Antonio Habas's Mohun Bagan Super Giants.

The Blasters ended up losing 4-3, after what seemed to be another comeback story in Kochi. The first half saw a box-to-box battle between both teams. The opening goal of the night came from the boots of Armando Sadiku during the opening minutes of the game.

The Blasters' equaliser came at the 54th-minute mark after a clever move in the box by Vibin Mohanan.

Sadiku then completed his brace for the night in the 60th minute during a set piece, followed by Dimitrios Diamantakos's left-footed shot from the centre of the box to make it 2-2. Deepak Tangri headed in a beautiful free header during another set piece from a Dimitri Petratos corner.

The fourth goal for the Mariners came in the seventh minute of injury time from the left foot of Jason Cummings. Diamantakos completed his brace in the last minute of Injury time.

The press conference began with Vukomanovic talking about the Blaster's struggles while defending set-pieces.

"Look, set pieces if you speak about the focus of the football game, its five parts. What do you do when you have the ball, what do you do when you don't have the ball, what do you do immediately after you lose the ball, what do you do immediately after you recover the ball and set pieces," he said during the post-match press conference.

"So these five elements are the most important part of a football game. So when it comes to set pieces, of course as a team, you work on that. You work during the week. You spend some time doing that. During the game, it comes to concentration, it comes to responsibility, it comes to being aware of the situation and taking that responsibility," he added.

He explained how individual errors and a drop in concentration against a team like Mohun Bagan SG is what eventually led his team down.

He said, "In this kind of game after you equalise twice, you need that momentum, you cannot allow your man to run away. So that's a mindset that every player needs when the moment comes. And this is the difference between the top players on the higher level who are capable of doing that and the players that sometimes switch off and then you can see this kind of goal, especially against teams like Mohun Bagan SG."

The coach further lamented that his team showed their inexperience against a seasoned team.

"We're like a bunch of kids running around fighting for ourselves. Many players are playing their debut season. And I must say I'm proud of them. But I'm disappointed by individual mistakes and how we concede," he said.

"But again, that's individual responsibility in certain parts of the game. Because if we speak from a coaching point like tactically, when you lose a game on a tactical level and when you are destroyed, you say, we had no chance. But this kind of game was about fighting, it was about winning those duels, being concentrated on set pieces, and then in possession," he added.

The coach had words of praise for their opponents and predicted that the Kolkata outfit would be the team to beat this season.

"As a team, we lost points, It's not nice. I think that if we are capable of not committing those errors, I think again we scored three goals," he said.

"But again we played against, let's say one of the best, if not the best team in the league. In my opinion, they're going to win the Shield, they're going to win the playoffs," he added as the press conference came to an end.