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'It’s a good result' - Manchester City U16 coach Scott Sellers after his side's 2-0 defeat of Vasco da Gama

'It’s a good result' - Manchester City U16 coach Scott Sellers after his side's 2-0 defeat of Vasco da Gama

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Although his team had lost the match, Vasco Da Gama coach Sergio Bello believes his team had a good game against their opponents

“We played well but unfortunately we conceded two goals," conceded Sergio Bello, Vasco da Gama's coach.

"We did create opportunity on goals, but in football if you did not take your chances and your opponents score, you lose the game.”

“You can see that Manchester City is physically stronger and taller but our team is not intimidated by this.

"We were able to play our game but unfortunately did not take full advantage of the chances which we had created.”

Team captain, Rafael de Carvalho echoed the sentiments of his coach : “We did not let the difference in size of players be of disadvantage to us. I believe we played well today although faced with a much physically stronger opponent.”

Manchester City coach, Scott Sellers was pleased with his boys' performance and felt that such a tournament serves as a platform for the players to learn and improve themselves.

“I am pleased with their performance and it’s a good result," said Sellers.

"Going into a tournament, you always look for a good start

“From my point of view, this tournament is a best way for them to learn.

“In England, we don’t have a league and tournament until the boys get to the Under-18 age group so this kind of tournament is perfect for them.”

Captain Thomas Holland also spoke of his team's victory.

“We did quite well and the most important thing is the win and we are proud of Bradley [McDonagh] who got the man of the match,” said Holland.

Despite the accolade, Bradley McDonagh, felt that the weather was preventing his side from performing better.

“It was all down to the team performance," said McDonagh.

"We are still getting used to the heat and we going to improve and get better in the next game.”