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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:11 AM IST

ISL: Mumbai looks to start afresh

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Mumbai: Mumbai City FC would want to forget their humiliating defeat against FC Goa and look to bounce back with a victory against a winless Delhi Dynamos in their Indian Super League match here on Saturday. Mumbai lost 0-5 to Goa earlier this week and will now seek to redeem themselves with a positive result against the Delhi side at the Mumbai Football Arena.

The Jorge Costa-coached side started well against Goa and had chances to turn the match on its head. However, they were woeful in front of goal and Goa capitalised to inflict a painful defeat. That defeat hurt Costa a lot, not just the result but also the manner in which they surrendered towards the end. “The first half (against Goa) was very good. The players did almost everything that I asked. In the second half, it was not bad in the first 20 minutes.

Then, we gave up. That is why I am sad. “Not because we lost 5-0 but because in the last 15 minutes we saw a team waiting for the game to finish,” said Costa. The Portuguese coach said he wants his team to fight from start to finish, whatever the score line. “We must respect our job. Second, we must respect the work. Third, we must also respect the fans and we cannot give up. What happened in the last 15-20 minutes, I was ashamed because they gave up.
As a professional football player, you cannot give up,” he said.

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Published on: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 02:31 AM IST
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