Juan Ferrando said, after winning 3-0 over Jamshedpur FC, his team needs to focus on the big game
Clinical performance saw FC Goa beat Jamshedpur FC 3-0 in Indian Premier League (ISL) at Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Thursday. Ruling on victory, Gorez moved to third place in the table with 18 points from 11 matches.
Juan Ferrando, coach of FC Goa, was a happy man after the result.
“I’m happy today that we have three points, we took advantage of the space and controlled some of the important moments of the match,” said Juan Ferando after the match.
Jorge Ortiz initially started for FC Goa instead of star striker Igor Angulo and starred in the day with a double. Ferando revealed that Angolo has not been doing well the past two days.
“Igor has been sick for the past two days. Yesterday he felt better. We have 25 players. We believe in all the players. The most important thing is to work with them,” Ferando said.
“In the end, every game is different. Of course it is not the same game against Kerala. We are preparing for every match. Today we have prepared Ortiz as a striker. In a different game, we will have different plans.” .
Despite providing clinical performance and creating ample opportunities, Ferando indicated that his team needed to work better to win one key fights, and keep improving throughout the season.
“In the end, this is football. When you had six to seven chances, it was important to score the goal, no. We are not happy because some chances, we should have taken advantage of them,” he said.
“Happy to defend. Happy with Navin Kumar in goal. It is important to improve. Step by step, we continue to work.”
Ferando also immediately shifted his focus to the next match against ATK Mohun Bagan on Sunday. The Kolkata giants, along with Mumbai City Football Club, dominated the 2020-21 ISL season and are one of the main contenders to reach the playoffs.
“The most important thing is to focus on ATKMB. We need to get three points. It will be a very difficult game in two days’ time and this is our goal. You don’t prefer to talk about the qualifiers,” he said.
FC Goa beat Jamshedpur FC 3-0 in the Indian Premier League match at Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Thursday. As a result, the Men of Steel record their second consecutive defeat of the season, and are seventh with 13 points.
Jamshedpur FC coach Owen Coyle blamed the lack of consistency and the tempo for the poor result. He also mentioned that a lot of his players were not at 100% and although his team created some great chances, some great saves from FC Goalkeeper Navin Kumar kept them out of the score.
“Sure. We lost the rhythm and continuity and everything we had to do. Again tonight maybe the count wasn’t playing at 100% because they clearly had to because of injuries this season. That has been said we have missed some great chances. I think their goalkeeper said Owen Cowell yet.” The match “He was the best player in the match. He responded nicely. We have to be better defensive. “
“I think we didn’t take our chances tonight and didn’t defend well enough. We were not surprised. We didn’t play for abilities. I think Goa is one of the best players.” Added.
Cowell was also impressed with FC Goa’s playing style and stated that they pass and move well. However, he stated that his team created as many chances as Gaurs did throughout the match.
“No, I don’t think so. I think Goa has a separate style. But if you look at the shots on goal and the chances we got like Goa. But they are a great team. They pass and move really well. They’re a great team,” Cowell said.
FC Goa chose to play with Jorge Ortiz in the striker and scored two goals for the team as Jamshedpur FC failed to contain him. Coyle accepted Ortiz moving well with the ball and creating problems for his team. However, he mentioned that his team would move and prepare for the next match.
“Angulo was a great player. We didn’t play with Angulo. Ortiz is a great player. He picks the ball and travels well and he caused a problem today,” he said.
“What we have to do. We accept the criticism. But we carry ourselves and we are ready to go.”