ISL 2020-21: Mumbai Metropolis tackle Bengaluru FC with a watch on AFC Champions League spot
Mumbai Metropolis want to complete on the prime of the league to earn the AFC Champions League spot.
Bambolim: Mumbai Metropolis FC had been the primary to seal their berth within the play-offs of the Indian Tremendous League however they’ll ill-afford to be complacent after they tackle a struggling Bengaluru FC on Monday.
Mumbai Metropolis and ATK Mohun Bagan have already certified for the play-offs however there’s one other prize at stake additionally. The workforce which lifts the ISL League Winners Protect by topping the league stage factors standings will get an computerized berth within the group stage of the distinguished AFC Champions League.
Mumbai Metropolis have been in pole place for probably the most a part of the season. Nonetheless, their current type has seen them drop essential factors and has put their prime spot in danger.
The Islanders’ final 4 video games have seen their worst statistics this season. They’ve did not preserve a single clear sheet in these video games and have conceded seven objectives, in comparison with simply 4 conceded within the earlier 12 video games.
Head coach Sergio Lobera is conscious his facet can not have any extra slip-ups as they eye an AFC Champions League spot. The Spaniard can also be conscious of the potential risk his facet faces towards BFC.
“Each recreation is troublesome and enjoying with BFC is troublesome as a result of they’re a workforce of excellent gamers. They’ve motivation after the arrival of the brand new coach. It is troublesome however we are able to with this, stated Lobera.
I believe we’re in an excellent state of affairs as a result of now we have accomplished a great job earlier than and it is at all times attainable to enhance and be taught from our errors. I’m happy with the angle of the gamers. My workforce is bold and with this angle, I’m very constructive for the approaching video games.
Mumbai Metropolis star Hugo Boumous will miss the encounter because of suspension and his absence might be a blow for the facet. The Frenchman has contributed 9 objectives and created 38 possibilities for his facet.
For Bengaluru FC, it’s a must-win state of affairs if they’re to maintain their play-off hopes alive. Nonetheless, their observe report towards Mumbai Metropolis is not nice. BFC have misplaced on 4 events and drawn one in 5 outings.
Of late, the highest 4 groups have been dropping factors, which has thrown open the race for the third and fourth play-offs spots.
Nonetheless, Bengaluru interim coach Naushad Moosa believes that they need to take it one match at a time.
The outcomes are entering into all people’s favor not solely ours. It is necessary we keep targeted. Our protection been a priority however we’re engaged on us, he stated.
Now we have three video games. Now we have to remain constructive and play good soccer and try to get the three factors, he added.
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