After Sergio Lobera’s reign at Mumbai City obtained off on the flawed foot on Saturday with a 1-0 loss to NorthEast United, the Spaniard stated that his assault oriented possession-based sport was non-negotiable.
“Our style of play is non-negotiable. I used some players in different positions from what they are used, for example Adam in right wing but I believe he has the experience to adjust. We have to improve a lot of course,” Lobera instructed media after the match.
Mumbai went in with two strikers up entrance with Adam Le Fondre taking part in as a makeshift proper winger together with Bartholomew Ogbeche. The Englishman created some good probabilities within the first half however a crimson card to midfield mainstay Ahmed Jahouh and Rowllin Borges conceding a penalty within the second meant at Mumbai ended up dropping the match 1-0.
It additionally signifies that Jahouh will now miss Mumbai’s subsequent match towards the reigning ISL Shield winners FC Goa.
“Today (the red card) was a big problem for us. It changed the game, we were playing with 10 men and missing a very important player. But for the next game, I have 28 players, I am very happy with my squad. Just one player is not an excuse for losing the next game,” stated Lobera.
“We need to improve, we had a short pre-season and have a short time between games. But it is my job to improve the level of the team and I am very positive that it is possible for the next game.”