Table-toppers Mumbai City FC would have historical past in thoughts after they conflict with NorthEast United on Saturday as mere a win or draw would suffice to create the longest unbeaten streak in Indian Super League historical past.
Mumbai City are unbeaten of their final 12 video games, having received 9 and drawn thrice and are main the desk with 30 factors. A win or a draw on Saturday on the GMC Stadium on Saturday will see Sergio Lobera’s crew higher a feat that has been standing since 2015 within the identify of FC Goa (12 unbeaten video games).
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However, Mumbai City have dropped factors within the final three video games. They had been held twice and had been capable of rating simply two in these video games and now face NorthEast, a aspect that inflicted the one defeat of the season on the league leaders. But Lobera appeared unconcerned.
“I am not worried about the past game. NorthEast have improved a lot in the last two games. They are playing good attacking football and are comfortable with the ball and keep possession,” mentioned Lobera.
“For us, this is going to be a different game. But we have improved from our first match of the competition but NorthEast also (has improved). It’s not easy to play against NorthEast now. We have to go 100 percent if we want to win,” he added.
Some of the Mumbai gamers are already on three yellow playing cards and are on the verge of suspensions however Lobera pressured the significance of a win. “We need three points every game and every match is important for us. We need to play thinking of three points,” he mentioned.
NorthEast United, on their half, appeared to have turned a nook below interim coach Khalid Jamil and are on a two-match profitable run. At the identical time, it has been seven video games since they final maintained a clear sheet. Assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew is conscious of the risk that Mumbai City pose.
“Mumbai City are a good team. But we must believe that we can beat them tomorrow. We just have to be disciplined in our attacking and defending principles and be confident,” mentioned Kharsyntiew.
Mumbai City boast the most effective attacking line-ups whereas their defensive stats are spectacular too. Lobera’s males have scored probably the most (19 targets) and conceded the least (5) within the league. The aspect is able to creating issues for his or her opponents.
“We need to dictate the play. We need to control the game and yes if we don’t have the ball, we have to defend well. We have to be patient with the ball, create chances and utilize it and that’s the main aim for us,” Kharsyntiew mentioned.