Mumbai: Hosts Mumbai City FC continue their late surge as the Islanders went on to defeat league leaders Bengaluru FC by 1-0 to end the unbeaten run of the Blues. Paulo Machado scored the lone goal of the night as the hosts earned crucial three points to replace the visitors to the top of the table.
"It’s true that we are on top of the league. This is very important for us. But we still have 15 points to fight for and we will keep working for it. It was an important game against one of the best teams in India. They have some really good players and no team had defeated them until now. So, we worked hard to beat them.", said Mumbai City FC head coach Jorge Costa.
"I am happy with the way we played and achieved the three points. In my opinion, this is a fair result. We deserved to win and now it’s up to us to keep it,” the Portuguese said.
"In my opinion, we played better in the away match. We played almost half the game with 10 men and we had a lot of opportunities to score. We don’t change our style, whether we are up against Bengaluru, Goa, Pune or Kerala. We always try to get all three points – sometimes we win and sometimes we don’t.", he further added.
"These guys work very hard and they deserve to be on top of the league. We have to be serious and give our best every game. We are not the best team in the world, but we play as a team.”