The Islanders are currently enjoying an impressive streak of form, having remained undefeated in their last seven league matches. With the final international break of the season behind them, Mumbai City FC’s focus now turns to Hyderabad FC, as they look to continue the unbeaten run.

Talking about the importance of being motivated in the final stages of the league games, Coach Petr Kratky said, “It is important that we switch on and stay switched on. It is all about execution on the field and having the right mindset. They've been there before in such situations, and they've done it before. I believe in my players and they have a clear understanding on what needs to be done.”

Midfield maestro Jayesh Rane has shown good form recently with his performances against Punjab FC and NorthEast United FC. Speaking about that and his time on the pitch, Jayesh said, “The game-time which I have received has contributed to my performances and improving me as a player. My plan is to maintain with the same routine by working hard in the training sessions which will help me deliver more in the upcoming games. ”

The Islanders are aware of the task on hand when they face Hyderabad FC who will be coming into this game with ‘nothing to lose’ mindset. Coach Kratky explains how Hyderabad FC cannot be underestimated. “We are playing one of the most difficult games against Hyderabad FC. We have to be ready during such tricky games and cannot underestimate the opposition. This league is very unpredictable as anyone can beat anyone. So, it’s a very important game for us and we will fight till the end, he said.

Mumbai City FC’s goal-scoring prowess has been remarkable, with the team netting an impressive 18 goals in their last eight games, Petr Kratky expressed his satisfaction with the team’s current goal-scoring record, stating, “I am delighted with the team's performance. Our hard work is paying off, by getting rewarded with scoring goals and winning matches. We have great players who can arrive in the box, break the lines, shoot and score goals. Scoring is not the job of one person, it’s a collective effort from every player on the field. We have multiple people on the score sheet, this way we become more unpredictable and score from different areas of the pitch.”