Relegation Threatened Mumbai FC Looking For Top-3 Finish
Mumbai FC boss Santosh Kashyap completely ruled out suggestions that his side will be busy fighting relegation this season, after the Mumbaikars’ home game against title challengers Mohun Bagan ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the Cooperage in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
Mumbai have been on extremely poor form this season. The draw against Mohun Bagan makes it a seven-match winless run for them. This draw helped Kashyap’s side go one point ahead of Churchill Brothers, who are in the relegation zone.
However, when asked about whether he fears relegation, Kashyap replied on the negative. “No chance! This is not going to happen. We’ll get out soon from the relegation zone,” he said.
The 50-year-old even went on to make the bold claim that he is thinking more about finishing in the “top three” spots, rather than end up in the drop zone.
The Mumbai coach also went on to praise Mohun Bagan during the post-match press conference. “We were playing against a very strong team. Not against a relegation side. They are unbeaten, very strong in defence and well organised,” said Kashyap. “That's the quality of a good team, and that's why they are unbeaten.
You can see how Norde was making the difference, or how Yusa or everybody,” he continued. “But we could have killed the game in the first half. You get the goal, and the situation changes.”