FC Goa’s Left back Saviour Gama has been a solid force in the defense for the Gaurs in this Hero ISL Season.
The seventh edition of Hero Indian Super League is on a roll, with teams having completed their round one fixtures successfully in this Pandemic-helm. FC Goa is a side who have been fairly consistent in their recent fixtures in the Indian Super League.
Recently IFTWC got an opportunity to have a formal chat with the FC Goa’s left back Savior Gama, who has been an accordant in FC Goa’s winning ways this season. The versatile young lad of FC Goa shared his thoughts and involvement in his team. He has totally cued the likes left by the experienced Mandar Rao this season, and features to be a vital cog in the Guars’ defensive line-up.
His stint with FC Goa in this ISL Season is just commendable. Under the tutelage of Juan , the 23-year-old has established himself firmly as the first choice in his position and leads the Gaurs in tackles and interceptions. Saviour Gama is very pleased with the performance of FC Goa this season and is looking forward to take his dreams to the ACL competition.
As a young team lad, what are your takeaways from your senior mates in this season?
I got to learn a lot of things from the senior players. Going to practice with these kinds of quality players improves my game day by day. The biggest learning, I would say is that I have learnt to be calm and confident.
Training oneself under a pandemic is hectic. But how did you get the better off the situation and make yourself comfortable in this bio-bubble secure?
It was very difficult to be in a hotel in one room alone and just go out for training and matches only. However, at the same time, I was waiting for the preseason and matches to start. So that’s what kept me going. I was very happy that at least we would get to play this season and now I am focussed to give my best and help the team reclaim the league shield.
What are your current challenges in your gameplay and how would you grapple and get benefited?
We have a lot of confidence in ourselves. We will fight for everything until the end. I want to improve a lot in the attacking areas and help my team by giving assists. I feel if I focus on these details, I’ll get more confidence and be the best in my duties on the field.
FC Goa’s the first Indian Team to qualify for ACL, so how happy the news is to you as you’d be playing as a vital-cog for your team in such big tournaments?
The AFC Champions League is a big competition, and I’m very happy that we became the first team from India to qualify for the group stages. I’m excited, just like everyone else in the team as it will be a big challenge for all of us.
From which player in this league do you think it’s hard to win the ball?
There are many players who are very good with the ball. For me, the biggest trouble maker is Jorge Ortiz. I’m lucky that he is on our team.
Whom do you idolize in football and why?
My idol is Mandar Rao Dessai. He is a great person and I learnt a lot from him. He has always supported me and has helped me in my journey so far.
Any special message would you like to convey to your fans?
Hey, magical fans! We miss you all a lot. We know that you are supporting us from your homes. Your support helps us to keep going. Forca Goa!