Mumbai City FC Stumbles in Second Half, Petr Kratky Displeased with Loss to Jamshedpur FC
Mumbai City FC faces disappointment as they surrender their lead to Jamshedpur FC. Petr Kratky analyzes the two-half game, highlighting areas of improvement despite the setback.
Mumbai City FC’s head coach, Petr Kratky, expressed his disappointment after his team let slip their lead, resulting in a defeat to Jamshedpur FC in the recent Indian Super League (ISL) match on Sunday. Kratky acknowledged that while his players executed their first-half plan effectively, the second half did not unfold as intended, costing his side crucial points against Jamshedpur FC.
The opening goal for Mumbai City FC came from Tiri’s precise header off Yoell Van Nieff’s corner, and Alberto Noguera’s headed flick doubled the lead for the hosts at halftime. Despite their two-goal advantage, Khalid Jamil’s Jamshedpur FC orchestrated a remarkable turnaround, securing their third win of the season with Imran Khan and Jeremy Manzorro‘s contributions.
Kratky remarked, “I viewed it as a game of two halves. In the first half, we dominated; we played very good football; we got rewarded with a two-goal lead; and the players did a fantastic job. We need to analyze what’s happened in the first 15 minutes of the second half.” However, he expressed disappointment with the outcome and emphasized the need to learn from the mistakes.
Acknowledging that goals often result from mistakes, Kratky emphasized the importance of reviewing and rectifying errors to prevent them in the future. “Goals always come from mistakes. That’s football. You make mistakes; you concede the goal. So again, we have to review why the mistakes happened and what was behind it, then come back to the training pitch and practice so it doesn’t happen again,” he stated, emphasizing the positive aspects despite the loss.
Kratky believed that Mumbai City FC was the superior team on the pitch but lamented the missed opportunities that led to the defeat. “It was a game of mistakes and opportunities. And we allowed the opposition today because I believe we were the better team today, but we lost,” he concluded, highlighting the need to address the lapses and bounce back stronger.