After being thrashed by Mahindra United 5-0 at the Cooperage Stadium on their debut in Mumbai, Shillong Lajong next face Mumbai FC as their sojourn in the financial capital of the country isn’t yet over.
Stanley Rosario mentioned about the weather as being one of the reasons for his side’s failure to put up a decent performance and added that conceding two goals within the first 15 minutes was suicidal.
“The humid weather didn’t help us and after giving away the first two goals in the opening 15 minutes, the boys found it tough to come back,” said Rosario.
The Banglorean pointed that his side had played seven matches in the last 22 days or so and mentioned that such a stiffening schedule didn’t help either.
“We have played seven games in 22 days and that doesn’t help a new team like us. We had a team meeting where I explained the mistakes from the last game.”
However, coming back after a disastrous performance isn’t new to Lajong as they beat Sportig Clube De Goa on matchday two after going down 5-1 away at JCT on the opening day.
“Sometimes, good teams also collapse. I spoke about how we came back against Sporting Clube De Goa after JCT match. That’s our source of inspiration,” said the former Army XI coach.
Rosario saw his former side, East Bengal, being held by Mumbai FC last weekend and he paid his due respects to Khalid Jamil’s side.
“You can’t take Mumbai FC lightly. They keep the shape of the team and are a good side,” he added.