Margao: Salgaocar coach Karim Bencherifa said the defending champions conceded a silly goal as they lost 0-1 to arch-rivals Dempo in the opening match of the I-League at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
"We conceded a very silly goal. It was a defensive lapse for a second and Ranti Martins scored from it. That is a quality of a good side. Congratulations to Dempo (for the win). It was a very competitive game, but I'm very proud with the performance of my boys," the Moroccan said.
Bencherifa, however, said that Salgaocar were the better side.