FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando on Thursday, November 25, said that the team is supporting its young players after crushing defeat against Mumbai City FC 2-0 in the Indian Super League (ISL)
“To be honest, I trust Leander, I trust Papuia and I have trust in Sanson. Of course, they don’t have a lot of experience, but they can only get that experience when you play. Of course, we lost, and I don’t want to give an excuse for that. You can say that my plan was not a success, but I trust these players. I want that if FC Goa needs these players, they are ready to deliver," stated Juan Ferrando.
He further said that the important part of his job is to help young players.
“I understand the talk about the lack of experience. But for me, as head coach, my most important job is to help them. They are our future. Of course, their performances were not good. We have to do more work and then give them their chances," Ferrando said.
Coach Ferrando also conferred about how the team is improving tactically after the tough loss against Mumbai City FC. “We are working on our plans and our style. Our performance against Mumbai was not good. Of course, it’s necessary to learn (from that) but we have to now focus on the next game. I think that is the important thing. We are not happy, but this is football. We have a new challenge tomorrow. And the most important thing is to focus on tomorrow’s game,” he said.
“In transitions when we lose the ball, it’s important to be more compact between the lines. We need to control the spaces–when we are in attack or in the build-up because if we lose the ball, it’s very important that we press immediately because the opponent has a lot of space,” added Ferrando.
FC Goa will play Jamshed FC on Friday at GMC Athletic Stadium.