ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC - 5 Talking Points
#4 Redeem Tlang and Puitea bright spots even in defeat for NorthEast United
It was a few minutes after NorthEast United had conceded, the match was being played mostly in the Mumbai half, Puitea turned his marker and passed it to Redeem who by then had come towards the centre of the pitch. Redeem then played probably the best cross of the ISL so far to Ogbeche who headed the ball inches wide.
Had the ball gone in which was a big possibility given that the entire Mumbai defence stood still like spectators admiring the brilliant move, it could have been one of the movements of the season so far.
Redeem's passes and crosses today were sublime and the way he moved and changed flanks was something to sit back and admire.
Lalthathanga Khawlhring who is also known as Puitea was probably the best Indian player for NorthEast United FC.
The young Mizo midfielder was brilliant on the ball, and his vision and passes were top notch today. What was even more rejoicing to see was the way he worked hard to regain lost possession. Seeing the young lad's positioning sense a lot of stars will have inferiority complexes. NorthEast United will hope that the two lads keep up the excellent work in the upcoming games.