The conditions made it difficult for us: Derrick Pereira

Salgaocar FC head coach  Derrick Pereira

Salgaocar FC head coach Derrick Pereira

Derrick Pereira felt his side failed to deal with the unfavorable conditions as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Mumbai FC at Cooperage on 13th February 2015.

Derrick said the winds made it very difficult for his side to control the ball in the opening minutes and the early goal put them under a lot of pressure. “The winds made it very difficult to play our game and Mumbai attacked the spaces behind us really well. And once we conceded we knew it was going to be difficult to find a way back into the game”.

Derrick was quick to point out that the hosts were falling over way too easily and accused them of throwing tantrums. ”It became difficult for us to recover from the two goal deficit especially after Mumbai FC players were throwing tantrums to spoil our rhythm. But we knew that”.

Salgaocar’s Darrly Duffy and other attacking players failed to have an impact on the game as they did against East Bengal. “As I said before the game, we are not used to playing on the artificial surface and that made it tough for us. To add to it Darryl wasn’t completely fit.

Derrick Pereira though was pleased with his side’s response in the second half but acknowledged Mumbai FC’s defending. “We put them under a lot of pressure, early on in the second half and we knew if we could pull one back, we could very easily get back into the game, but it wasn’t our day and they defended very well”.

Derrick was keen to focus on the positives and look forward to their next match. “We will take the positives from this game and move on to prepare for the next game. It’s football, so you win some and lose some”.

The Salgaocar boss will need to lift his side before they take to the field for the next match.

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…

Share

The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…

Share

BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…

Share

Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…

Share

Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…

Share

Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…

Share

MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…

Share

Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…

Share