Margao: After his side were thrashed 0-7 by FC Goa in an Indian Super League-2 match, Mumbai City FC’s marquee player-cum-coach Nicolas Anelka yesterday said that his players did not deserve to wear the team jersey.

Nicolas Anelka
Mumbai City FC’s Nicolas Anelka looks dejected as he walks off the pitch following their 0-7 defeat to FC Goa at Fatorda’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium yesterday. Pic/ISL

Anelka, a former Chelsea and France national team star, described Mumbai’s 0-7 defeat at the hands FC Goa as the worst in his life. The 7-0 win was the biggest margin in ISL.

“It’s the worst defeat in my life and our players don’t deserve to wear the Mumbai FC jersey after today’s humiliating defeat,” Anelka said at the press conference.

“Everything went wrong today and I tried to change the tactics in the second half after being down 0-2 but the boys failed to cope up and gave a lot of space to the rival players to attack from the flanks.

Now, we have to sit and see what went wrong and rectify the mistakes and win the remaining four matches if we are to reach the semi-finals.”