Ferrando happy after Goa showed character in their comeback win over Jamshedpur
FC Goa came back from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC in Match 38 of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Wednesday and Gaurs head coach Juan Ferrando was happy with the way his team fought back after falling behind in the first half which, to all intents and purposes, belonged to Jamshedpur FC. Igor Angulo scored a brace in the Gaurs win, including the winner in second-half stoppage time.
“It was a difficult game because when we play four games in 10 days, it is very difficult to prepare the team. But I am very happy with the character that my team showed,” Ferrando said at the post-match press conference.
“At the end, the most important for us is to work for the full 90 minutes and stoppage time. This is our mentality; to work till the last second of the game. A lot of players were tired because of the tight schedule. Not only physically but also mentally. Now we have time to prepare against Hyderabad FC [on December 30].”
Watch Juan Ferrando's Post-Match Press conference here:
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle was disappointed with the result but appreciated the efforts of Nerijus Valskis who was a big threat to the Gaurs all through the match. “Valskis is an outstanding player. His freekick hit the crossbar, and a great shot got saved as well. He is a wonderful player and all we have to do is improve the service to him. When we do that, he will score goals for fun,” said Coyle.
It was Goa’s third win in eight games besides two draws and three defeats. Jamshedpur, on the other hand, found themselves just behind Goa in sixth place on the points table with two wins, four draws and two defeats.
The 2020-21 Hero ISL now goes into a two-day Christmas break and will return on December 26 with the SC East Bengal-Chennaiyin FC game.
Watch Owen Coyle's Post-Match Press conference here: