51 They will meet Al-Hilal in the return leg of the group stage match at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday. The team started with a 2-0 defeat to Mazandaran Nassaji in Pune before losing 3-0 away to Navbahor. A couple of weeks ago, they suffered a 6-0 defeat in a match against Al-Hilal.
In that match in Riyadh, Des Buckingham’s team fought hard. They conceded just one goal until the 66th minute before the home side took the lead with five more goals.
They played very well in our last game, he said.going 2-1.
However, against Al Hilal, who Buckingham believes can compete with the top teams in England, Mumbai will have to dig deeper.
There is no doubt that we are going As in the ISL, we have to be a little bit smarter in terms of the areas we occupy on the pitch and maybe try to take away some of the creativity.
When the AFC draw was announced, there was excitement in Mumbai at the prospect of seeing Neymar in action. The Brazilian star will miss Monday’s match due to a knee injury sustained last month during the Champions Trophy qualifiersI am. It’s all about preparation and planning. Of course, the level of these competitions is very different from what we are used to domestically. So we need to benefit from every experience and develop it.