Mumbai City FC head coach Sergio Lobera communicated with the media at a press conference after the match after the defeat of the Islanders ATK Mohun Bagan FC with a score of 2-1 for the lift Indian Super League 2020-21 title.
Lobera spoke about the emotions in the team, the importance of Indian players, the Mumbai City FC project and the aspirations of the AFC Champions League 2022. Edited excerpts:
Sergio Lobera was full of raw emotions at the post-match press conference.
“It simply came to our notice then. There are a lot of emotions at the moment. I am very happy. Mumbai City FC and City Football Group (CFG) are one big family. We are a passionate bunch of people and we deserve every bit of it! ” He exclaimed.
The head coach of Mumbai City FC highlighted the difficulties faced by the teams in the bio bubble and dedicated this victory to the families of the players.
” I would like to dedicate this victory to my own families, the players and the City Football Group (CFG) or my support, along with all the fans and management of Mumbai City FC. Winning the title is very special, especially in different circumstances. It is never easy to achieve this feat after five months of living in a biological bubble. I am proud of my side, “he said.
Sergio Lobera praised his players for their performance.
” It’s not just a matter of the coach. You have to have a very good team of players to win such big trophies, ” Lobera said.
Bipin Singh is one of the most prominent stories in the emergence of Mumbai City FC and the league in general. Sergio Lobera spoke about the importance of the quality of Indian players to win trophies in Indian football.
” The level of Indian players is the key to winning trophies. Bipin Singh had a very good season. The team did so well that it makes individual growth easier for the players. Everyone got their chance and it was great for all the players, ” he said.
It’s always been a big challenge given the unusual times: Mumbai City head coach Sergio Lober
Sergio Lobera spoke vividly about the various challenges of the season like no other and thanked the fans for their support.
” It’s always been a big challenge. It was difficult for all teams from the pre-season itself. “When you look back on the season, you would realize that it was a big challenge,” he said.
“I would like to thank our fans. I hope we celebrate the title with them as soon as possible. These are tough times and I am excited to meet all of our fans in the upcoming season. ”
FC Mumbai City will play in the 2022 AFC Champions League, with Sergio Lobera taking one assignment each.
” My players are ambitious. The club has a big project ahead and the future is great here. I want the club to enjoy this moment and go step by step to the upcoming tournaments, ” he signed.