Mumbai FC new Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon was calm and positive that his players would give their best against Churchill Brothers, Goa in a crucial 15th round I-League match to be played at the Cooperage football ground today evening. Bruzon took charge of Mumbai FC two weeks ago after the club management parted ways with head coach Santosh Kashyap last month.
The match started at 7.05 pm. Both the Mumbai club and the Goans are the two teams fighting to survive relegation. Mumbai FC with just 10 points are placed at the bottom of the 10-team standings, while Churchill with 16 points are placed much higher in sixth position.
Despite being faced with the Herculean task of trying to lift the team from the remaining four games, Bruzon seemed relaxed.
“We are completely focused for tomorrow's game against Churchill Brothers. We will be approaching this game from all different angles and from my side all angles are positive. It’s going to be a tough game, but we will play to our strengths and focus on the job. The team is ready for the challenge and I’m confident we will go all out and win the match,” said the Spaniard.
Mumbai FC goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani too was positive about the team’s survival. “We have gone through a bad phase, but I don’t want to talk about the past, but concentrate on the future. In football anything can happen and like coach said we are ready to go out and win. Playing on the home soil is an advantage for us. Whenever we have played at home has given us some good results. The fans have always supported us and we look to them for motivation for the game,” Kattimani stated.