Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City
Kerala Blasters' Miraglas Gonsalves tries to score past Mumbai City's Subrata Paul during the two side's clash in KochiISL's Official Website

Kerala Blasters assistant manager Trevor Morgan says that he is satisfied with his team's overall performance even though he admits to being disappointed with the result following his side's goalless draw against Mumbai City FC.

Despite getting off to a very positive start and dominating the game especially in the first half, the Kerala Blasters failed to break down Mumbai's defences and this resulted in them recording their second successive goalless draw in the ISL.

And Morgan feels that the Blasters could have won both the games considering the number of chances they created.

"To be honest, I am a bit disappointed that we didn't win the game," he said at the post match press conference. "But everybody is satisfied with the performance, however, we are disappointed because these are two games where we felt that we created enough opportunities to win and be four points better off than we are now."

However, the 58-year-old Englishman admits that Mumbai made things difficult for them by defending "very deep" and trying to hit them on the "on the counter-attack."

"They defended very deep, got men behind the ball, and when you have someone like Nicolas Anelka in the front, you more than likely are to be hit on the counter-attack," Morgan added on ISL's official website.

"We had to try and break them down, and in the first half we played really well and in the second half we got a bit anxious. The longer the game went on, the more anxious we got and that is difficult, because when you get anxious you tend to do the wrong things."

Meanwhile, Mumbai City boss Peter Reid insists that he is satisfied with the draw despite his side getting a good opportunity to seal the three points towards the end of the game.

"I think it is fair to say that the scoreline was a fair reflection of the game," the former Manchester City boss told ISL's official website.

"For the positives, I am happy that we kept a clean sheet, and that sides are finding it hard to break us down, whereas for the negatives we need to get that quality in the final third and score a few goals."

Despite admitting that his side got off to a slow start, the 58-year-old Englishman feels that his side were better in the second half, and could have completed a double over the Blasters had they converted their chances.

"I thought we started slowly, and I knew we had to start quickly," he added. "But the atmosphere that the crowd created was fantastic out there. All credit to Kerala Blasters. We had a chat at halftime to try and keep it [the ball] better.

"It's fair to say that in the second half, we created a couple of chances, a couple of opportunities to get in behind [their defence] but we didn't pick out quality goals. David James also had a good save to make, we hit the post and in the dying minutes we had a fantastic chance, which nine times out of ten would have gone in."

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