A brand new-look FC Goa, strengthened with the addition of recent international gamers and a brand new head coach, will start their Indian Tremendous League marketing campaign with a brand new vigour after they conflict with formidable Bengaluru FC, right here on Sunday.
FC Goa have by no means received the coveted ISL trophy and can be hoping that this time round they go one step ahead than 2018 and 2015 seasons, after they emerged as runners-up.
However it will not be a simple process for coach Juan Ferrando, who needs the membership to proceed enjoying attacking model of soccer, which in addition they performed underneath their earlier coach Sergio Lobera.
“We might proceed to play attacking model of soccer, enjoying the sport on the entrance foot. That’s the philosophy of the membership and that’s what actually attracted me to the job. It’s aligned with the form of soccer I imagine in,” Ferrando mentioned.
FC Goa, who received the League Winners Defend final season to grow to be the primary facet from India to qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League, have parted methods with the likes of star forwards Ferran Corominas and Hugo Boumous who’ve established themselves as feared objective scorers within the ISL through the years.
They’ve added just a few high quality gamers, each home and international, and their familiarity with the house situations will come helpful of their bid to at the least attain the play-offs stage.
FC Goa would financial institution on their Spanish deadly striker Igor Angulo proves his mettle proper from the start.
The coach has choices in different forwards like Aaren D’Silva, Devendra Murgaonkar, Ishan Pandita and Makan Chothe, to select from, to assist Angulo.
However Goa has an array of sturdy mid-fielders, the outstanding amongst being skipper Edu Bedia, who can determine the destiny of the sport.
Additionally, the likes of India worldwide Brandon Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Albert Noguera, and Jorge Ortiz, must play their function as feeders.
The departure of utility mid-fielders like Ahmed Jahouh and Hugo Boumous, would put extra strain on Noguera, who must set up himself as a hyperlink between Bedia and Angulo.
Then there are defenders Ivan Gonzalez and James Donachie other than different native defenders to man the road and thwart the opposition assault.
Then again, Bengaluru, who’ve received the ISL as soon as, would even be hoping for a profitable begin and contribution of star striker Sunil Chhetri can be the important thing.
The Bengaluru staff boasts of a well-rounded unit and can be a troublesome opponent first up.
The prolific Chhetri can flip a sport on its head single handedly and with a robust assist solid, BFC can be laborious to beat.
One other vital cog in BFC’s wheel is skilled custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who stored the file of 11 clean-sheets final season. His function can be equally vital as that of Chhetri.
Bengaluru are additionally anticipated to play key strikers Cleiton Silva, Kristian Opseth.