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Jorge Costa says THE DREAM IS FINISHED...

Nitish Bhan  |  ISL-5  |  2 Weeks Ago

Mumbai City FC came undone to an affluent FC Goa who came from behind to humiliate the hosts in their own backyard. It was Bastos who gave his side the lead in the 20th minute tapping home in the far post from a scouring assist of Issoko. 

 

However, the joys were short-lived for the hosts as Jackichand Singh lashed home a rebound after a bungled save from Amrinder within just ten minutes. Mourtada Fall headed the ball home absolutely unmarked from a vicious corner whipped in by Brandon Fernandes doubling Goa's lead

 

Naveen Kumar pulled off a few remarkable saves on either side of the interval to keep the score afloat for FC Goa until Coro cemented Goa’s dominance by scoring their third.

 

After the restart, things went further downhill for the hosts as Coro scored in the 51st minute following Jacki’s cross, heading from close range, once again absolutely unmarked.

 

It seemed that Mumbai never learnt from their mistakes as we witnessed a replica of the second goal from Goa in what was officially their fourth. Fall headed from a Brandon Fernandes corner that was placed neatly within his firing range.

 

 The plight of Mumbai intensified further as Goa added a fifth to complete the humiliating rout of the hosts in front of their home crowd. Hugo Boumous carved the Mumbai rearguard with a searing through-ball for Brandon Fernandes to latch onto and calmly slot the ball past a hapless Amrinder who will do good enough to forget the night.

 

With a four-goal deficit to overturn only a miracle is something which can see Mumbai City FC go past a resolute Goa in their second-leg. Talking about miracles, someone who has astronomical expertise in the arena of football, Jorge Costa, his reply was not something which the Mumbai fans would have expected.





Costa’s Shocking Comments

 

When asked after the game, what he thought about the result and how he planned to turn the tie around, the Mumbai City FC coach stated, "I don't believe in miracles."

 

"Our dream is finished."

 

"We must go for the second leg to respect our job and respect our club."

 

Further, he made it quite clear about his capitulation as Mumbai City FC denied to disclose their practice session in Goa, prior to the second leg. It seems that the Portuguese manager has totally given up on the tie and will conform to the formalities of playing this dead rubber.






 

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