A wake up call. That's what was handed to Jorge Costa and the Islanders after a disappointing 5-0 defeat at the hands of FC Goa. While the scoreline won't reflect the true story of the the game, the boys were made to rue plenty of missed chances in a solid first half. The second half was quite the opposite with a performance every Islanders' faithful would like to forget as soon as possible.
With an opportunity to put the loss behind, the Islanders now switch their focus onto the next game against Delhi Dynamos FC who make their way to Mumbai after a goalless draw against defending champions, Chennaiyin FC in Delhi. The Lions, under new coach Josep Gombau, have struggled in attack as well, scoring 3 goals in 4 matches.
There's plenty at stake in tomorrow's fixture with a win for either side giving them added confidence going into the next set of games and most importantly, climbing up the packed ISL table.
Jorge Costa stressed in his pre-match press conference that his team is going to fightback and put on a better show. With every game being an important one, there's a good opportunity for the Islanders to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans.
Where To Watch It
The game will kick off at 7.30pm IST and will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Jio TV for all viewers in India. For our global fans, you can follow live action on our official Twitter account - @MUMBAICITYFC.Team News
In a setback for Mumbai City FC, Amrinder Singh has been ruled out of contention for tomorrow's game. The Islanders' number 1 sustained an injury against FC Goa and was forced to come off in the final minutes of the game. Midfielder Matias Mirabaje remains a doubt and will be assessed ahead of the encounter to face his former side.
For Delhi Dynamos, midfielder Marcos Tebar returns from injury and is in line for a start at the Mumbai Football Arena tomorrow.
Who Said What
Jorge Costa: We must respect the club. We must respect the game. And we must respect the fans. Tomorrow is another opportunity for us and we must get all the points.
Souvik Chakrabarti: We did many right things against FC Goa. But we also made plenty of mistakes. The key is to identify these mistakes and rectify them tomorrow.
Modou Sougou: We want to show what we are capable of as a team and turn things around in the game tomorrow against Delhi.
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Fixtures coming up:
26 Oct: ATK vs Chennaiyin FC (Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata 7.30pm)
28 Oct: FC Goa vs FC Pune City (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa 7.30pm)
29 Oct: Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC (JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur 7.30pm)