Saturday’s match against Mumbai City will be a crucial match for Northeast United FC: Nelo Vingada

The Portuguese man and the former Iran coach Nelo Vingada is expecting a crucial match against the Mumbai City FC on 5th Nov. as he believes that Saturday’s game his side will face will be the turning point for the Northeast United FC this season.


Even after defeating in two consecutive home games against Chennaiyin FC and Atletico Kolkata by 0-1, 1-2 respectively his boys will come back strong after the seven days rest.

And according to him, he has no regret of losing two consecutive home matches because he is satisfied with his players even if the Highlanders did miss many opportunities to score, but he expects his boys to strike back strong because he feels that Saturday’s match will be something more and it will be a crucial match as the Highlanders starting their second leg against Mumbai City on the 5th Nov. night, where in the first-leg Northeast United were undone by the penalty.

As Nelo Vingada expressed on the Eve of the match,

"I am satisfied with my players even if we did miss many opportunities to score. I cannot regret the last two games. We played in our style and respected our opponents. We have not been lucky. If we had some more points, then tomorrow the game we will face would have had a different context,"

"It is a balanced league and till now no team has qualified. I have a certain feeling that tomorrow's match will be something more, it will be a crucial match. There will be an extra challenge that we start the second round of matches. In the first-leg we were undone by the penalty and I supported that. It was a good decision by the referee. I have no regrets." He added.