"Bilal has adapted well to the team," said Dias, "But Akram will have to work harder to combine with the other forwards in the team," he continued.
Speaking about Churchill's 2-1 loss to Dempo SC on the opening day of the season, he sounded positive about his team's performance.
"We played very well," he claimed. "In fact, we created a lot of chances, but could score only one. We could have won the game by three goals. But luck was not in our favour."
Dempo had fewer shots on goal, but were far more clinical. Mariano pointed at the defensive errors being the reasons which led to the two goals scored by Dempo.
"Especially Sueoka's second goal, it was a good one but it was also a defensive lapse," he admitted. "Our defence was not alert," he said.
Churchill had dominated for much of the game and could have easily changed the game, had it not been for two point blank saves from Dempo keeper Subhashish Roychowdhury.
"As far as performance in the game is concerned, we played very well, but again it comes down to luck," he rued. "At least a draw would would have been a good result," he added.
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