Mumbai City FC manager Peter Reid was satisfied with his side's 0-0 draw with Kerala Blasters in the Hero Indian Super League on Wednesday.
Reid's outfit forced a scoreless result at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi to remain fourth place on the ISL table in the inaugural season.
After the hard-fought contest, in which Mumbai defended stoutly at the beginning, former Manchester City and Sunderland boss Reid spoken highly of his team's output as they went level with third-placed Pune City FC on 11 points.
"I thought we started slowly, and I knew we had to start quickly. But the atmosphere that the crowd created was fantastic out there," said Reid.
"All credit to Kerala Blasters! We had a chat at half-time to try and keep it (form and passing) 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.
"(Kerala player-coach) 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."
Former England international Reid added: "I think it is fair to say that the scoreline was a fair reflection of the game. 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."
Mumbai City now look ahead to Monday's home meeting with bottom-placed FC Goa while James' Blasters next take on second-bottom Delhi Dynamos on Sunday.
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