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Finishing a concern for Reid

Finishing a concern for Reid Disappointed with his team’s third sucessive goalless draw in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid has said that his wards need to work on their finishing and capitalise on the chances that came their way.

Mumbai City FC and FC Goa played out an action-packed goalless draw after both the teams failed to score on many occasions at the D Y Patil Stadium here last night.

Even though Reid is pleased with his team’s overall performance, he was not happy with the finishing of his strikers.

“I am delighted with our performance. Defensively, we were good again. I am delighted we created chances, good chances. But if you cannot take them you are not going to win. Unfortunately, we had good chances but we did not take them,” he said in the post match conference.

“There was one penalty appeal which went against us but overall delighted with the effort they put in. Just one thing I was disappointed with was our finishing.”

The Ranbir Kapoor co-owned side hasn’t been among goals in their last three games and Reid said they have to work hard on converting their chances and start scoring again.

“In training we do a lot of work, crossing and finishing because it’s not about physical but quality work. You won’t believe this but in training the finishing is fantastic. But the pressure of the game is where we need it. At this moment we aren’t delivering. I don’t have a magic wand. There is no wizard who can come and get us goals. But we have got to work on training ground and hopefully on a match day we will stick it in the back of the net,” the former Manachester City manager said.

Reid felt Indian forward Subash Singh got into good positions yesterday but didn’t work hard enough to test the Goan custodian.

“I wouldn’t say disappointment as he (Subash) worked hard. Dika (Lalrindika Ralte) had his chance and he made through, he made the keeper work. We had chances and the keeper made saves you can hold your hands up. I think Subash didn’t make the keeper work and that’s disappointing from my point of view and I am sure from Subash’s point of view as well. When you have got through in those positions you have got to work the keeper,” he said.

– PTI