FC Goa hopes for a good start to the second round of ISL Season 7, and Juan promises his side will act towards perfection in the upcoming games
The 7th edition of Hero Indian Super League is already off to the races. And it’s a race against the time, we have teams scuffling hard to secure their sitters in the playoffs. The Gaurs are no exception to this. As the race for the top-four continues as FC Goa take on Jamshedpur FC on Thursday, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Fatorda, Goa.
Ahead of a challenging task against the Red Miners, FC Goa’s gaffer, Juan Ferrando and the captain Edu Bedia addressed the press today. FC Goa’s Gaffer believes that only team work could pay profits to their campaign. Juan with high aspirations is all geared up to go the extra mile.
” I believe in my squad. No individual plan for anyone. Be it for Valskis, Lima or Jackichand. For us, it is important to play as a team and to prepare against the Jamshedpur side. Jamshedpur FC is a good team. We have to improve game by game. We try to find our mistakes and in the training, we are working on it. We don’t want to repeat the same mistakes.”
Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur FC have been a consistent performer this season, and are exposing a strong personality in their games. The red-miners are clinically upfront in the attack and are flamboyant in their set-piece chances.
“They are strong in set-pieces. But we have a solution. It is really important for us to control the timing and space. The last goal from Valskis was perfect. But the aim is to control the second ball. ” he stated as FC Goa’s all ready to their next task against Jamshedpur.
FC Goa got a decent start to their season and are dazing with the momentum to their next stage of the league. Igor Angulo has been their consistent performer, having 8 goals from 10 games and is topping the overall charts in the Hero ISL Season 7.
“Our target is to get three points every game. In the first round, we are not completely happy. We move game by game. It is difficult in football to be completely happy. We lost four easy points in our last two encounters. I strongly believe in the character of the players. We have got some exciting young players. The character of the players and personality has been a big positive.” further added.
Considering the ACL Competitions, it should be good if FC Goa goes for some interesting players in this January Transfer Window. Juan too insists he’s looking for some good players to rope in, while considering his club’s future. “We are checking players but it is important to get players who can help the team and help the young players to improve. These two points are very important. If we don’t get players what we wish I am happy with the squad and will work for the betterment until the end of the season.” concluded Juan.
FC Goa’s captain Edu Bedia was one of the prolific findings of Goa in their ISL Feature. Edu has been with Goa for the past four years, and is now captaining their side. His experience and his mastery over the ball has been one of the successful reason for building up a strong midfield line up. But to this season, he rather prefers to play as a Central Midfielder to his natural position Attacking Midfielder.
“To be honest, I am comfortable playing in both positions either at number six or at number eight . Previously, I have played as a number eight and number six. But speaking from a personal perspective I prefer playing as a six as I can control the game and have more touches on the ball. Yes, it is true that in the last few years I have been playing in a more advanced position but I am comfortable in a number six position.” cleared the question with a positive response.
” I do speak a lot with the young players during the training sessions. I do tell them to be bold enough to display their character in the pitch and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. The more you expose, the better you become” stated Edu on being asked about his role to guide his young team mates.
The skipper also opined his views on this league’s growth over years. “The league is getting more competitive. I think the teams are a lot more balanced and are signing better players. But with the exception of a couple of teams, who have a fair bit of budget and can spend the way they like.” signed off the skipper.