MUMBAI: Jamshedpur FC coach Cesar Ferrando was delighted with his side’s clinical 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC, reserving special praise for goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury.
Two goals from Mario Arques and Pablo Morgado on the either side of the pitch secured the three points for the Men of Steel in their 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) opener at Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday.
“It’s a great performance from the players,” Ferrando said after the game. “I think we played the first hour very well and then, Mumbai played very well. In the last 15 minutes, we tried to keep the lines together and to keep the save because we knew we could have another chance. We won and we are very happy.”
Mumbai City gave Jamshedpur a run for their money in the final quarter of the match and would consider themselves extremely unlucky to see two goals disallowed for offside.
Though Ferrando was pleased with they way his side defended but admitted his defense need improvement despite a clean sheet.
“It was not as easy as the scoreboard suggests though. Mumbai pushed a lot. They move the ball quickly, they shift sides, they put a lot of pressure on our defensive organisation. But I thought the boys, with their defensive organisation, really restricted them a lot. We have to polish up our defending though.”
The Spaniard also heaped praise goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury for his contribution in the 2-0 win making a string of fine saves especially in the second-half to keep the Mumbai City attackers at bay.
“Yes, my keeper performed really well. He’s another player in the team and we need to play like one good unit. He did his work and I am happy for him. He did really well and made some good saves.” Ferrando said.