Mumbai City FC coach Alexandre Guimaraes sounded confident ahead of his team's Indian Super League (ISL) away fixture against Jamshedpur FC on Friday night, while conceding that their opponents are a tough team to beat.
Interacting with the media ahead of the game, the Costa Rican said, "It's going to be a tough game. We know they are very strong defensively. The entire team fight to recover the ball and fill spaces.
"We have to work the game to creating spaces. I am glad we could win the last game and we are on a high as a result," he added, highlighting Mumbai City's recent win over Delhi Dynamos.
"We went through the pitch and the stadium. It looks ok. We are now reaching a phase of the tournament where we cannot lose points.
"We are going to play against a tough opponent. I admire Steve Coppell. But I hope it turns out to be a good game for us."
The 58-year-old went on to highlight the influence star midfielder Achille Emana has had in Mumbai's gameplay, while promising that there is more to come from the Cameroonian.
"Emana is like a marquee-level player. We knew what he can do. He is playing as per our expectations. He covers a lot of ground distributing balls. Other players are slowly getting used to his style."
Guimaraes also revealed that barring Sehnaj Singh, who is serving a suspension for picking up a red card in the previous game, he has a full squad to choose from for Friday night's encounter.
"Sehnaj is out yes but I don't think it will affect us that much. We have played games where he was not present. We have other players in our squad who can take his place," he stated.