The first defeat of the season is always hard to devour, especially against your neighbor Mumbai City FC, FC Pune City will take punishment of heart from what was a pretty tight game.
A awaken game and it was FC Pune City in the end who had to pop off to a defeat in the opening fixture in the combat for the pride of Maharashtra; after the Argentinean Matias Defederico scored the solo goal for Mumbai City Fc, and it sealed the win for the away side.
In the absence of head coach Antonio Habas Assistant coach Miguel took charge of the game.
“We had chances three-to-four chances to score a goal. I agree we didn’t play well but we had the chances to win and we didn’t. It was a typical first game of the league after the pre-season. But we only need to improve and finish it,” he claimed.
Above being questioned on a poverty of striking option in the team, he assistant coach was quick to conserve to defend Jesus Tato and the rest of the team.
“We have Tato who is a good striker. We are not missing any players. We chose the best players to win the game. We almost won," he argued.
Eidur Gudjohnsen and Andre Bikey both the players of FC Pune City got injured in their pre-season, Gudjohnsen will be a huge miss in the forward line for the club, Miguel thinks that Mohamed Sissoko can do the job for the Pune City.
“We took our time before the league to choose our best marquee. In Eidur (Gudjohnsen), we missed a good striker. Eidur got injured, he was our marquee. Now we have a new marquee. He is playing his role well. He will play in the next game," he mentioned