Don’t feel pressure after two defeats, but I’m upset: FC Goa’s Juan Ferrando

FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando said he was upset after the 1-3 defeat against Jamshedpur FC in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Friday, but revealed that he is not feeling any pressure after two successive losses.

The Gaurs were beaten 3-0 in their opening match and were second-best again today despite dominating the possession in the match.

FC Goa have now conceded six goals in their two matches so far and Ferrando will be concerned with the development.

He spoke to the media after the game. Here are excerpts from his press conference:

Did you expect the scoreline tonight?

Of course not, I didn't expect this game to go the way it did but after the first goal the team was under pressure and didn't seem confident. In the end, it's a difficult moment for the team and after 0-2, it becomes more difficult.

What went wrong for FC Goa today? Was it the physicality, or the mentality or was it a tactical problem?

As far as the tactical aspect is concerned we always play the same style. But 100% it's about the mentality and not so much about physicality because we haven't played a lot. So it's about the mentality and as a coach I have to take responsibility for the emotions of the dressing rooms.

FC Goa have now faced two consecutive defeats. How much pressure does it put on the team?

Pressure is not the word. I'm upset right now.

Do you think you have found your preferred playing XI or you are still working on that?

No, we know that. Sometimes the players are working hard because their performance is not 100% and there are some injuries or some problems. In this case I'm happy because they tried to do their best on the pitch. It's difficult when there are 3-5 players who have a problem but they want to help the team. I'm happy about that but it's difficult to play 90 minutes at high intensity.

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