After his Indian football players won away at Mumbai City FC, Kerala Blasters head coach Ivan Vukomanovic is happy, understandably.
Kerala Blasters gave Mumbai a taste of their own medicine in the Indian Super League. They won a comprehensive 3-0 win over the 10-man Mumbai City FC at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.
Kerala thus moved to fifth place in the ISL table after securing nine points from six games.
In this match, Sahal Abdul Samad (27th minute), Alvaro Vazquez (47th minute) and Jorge Pereyra Diaz (51st minute, penalty) scored three goals.
Kerala Blasters Head Coach Ivan Vukomanovic Is Happy
The manager is beaming with pride over the 0-3 performance of his team, in only their second win this season. And coach Ivan Vukomanovic even mentioned that there has been a change in the mentality of his players.
“Well, first of all, it is because of the huge work these boys have been doing since we started. Also changing the mindset of the players, wanting to win the matches, being strong and not conceding goals. These are the details that are important in matches. Tonight the boys showed great will, great motivation to face the reigning champions and a team who are at the top of the table. I am so proud of them,” Vukomanovic exclaimed.
Vukomanovic was, especially, all praises for Sahal Abdul Samad who scored the opening goal of the match. He got first on the scoresheet with a stunning first-half strike.
And his coach Vukomanovic said, “It’s been a while that Sahal is working very hard. There was a period when he was spending a lot of time with the national team and missed a big part of our pre-season. But now he is getting back to shape, we have added certain things, he is a great player. He can become even better. We are happy and we will try to do more things so that he scores even more goals.”