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The Mumbai FC coach was pleased that his side managed to level the scores with Dempo late in the game…

For the second time this season, Dempo SC were left frustrated as they conceded a late goal to allow Mumbai FC to sneak in a point. Earlier in the season, Anwar Ali scored in the 86th minute in a 1-1 draw while on the weekend, it was Alfred Jaryan who pulled one back in the 88th minute.

Coach Khalid Jamil opined that his side should have got three points from the tie.

“I think it was a good (game). We got one point, but I thought we could have got three points. In the first half the goal went in injury time, otherwise it was a good game. If we would have got three points it could have been better,” he said.

He admitted that his side didn’t do enough when moving forward in the first half but gave a better account of themselves after the break.

“Yes. In the second half the attack was better. N.P.Pradeep got injured early in the first half so because of that maybe we were lacking something.”

Mumbai FC are placed eighth on the table with 25 points and have another two matches to go to avoid the drop.

“Now let’s see the remaining matches. We have two home matches left, so it is very vital especially next match (against Churchill Brothers). About relegation I cannot give prediction as only Allah (Almighty) knows,” he stated.

Jamil praised the performance of Sandesh Jhingan who never allowed Tolgay Ozbey any space to maneuver. The Mumbai FC coach mentioned that it was a tactical ploy to keep Jhingan close to the Australian.

“Yes. In the last match he (Ozbey) scored four goals, so everybody was prepared, especially Sandesh. He was excellent.”

 

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