This is a difficult psychological moment for the team: FC Goa’s Juan Ferrando after loss
After FC Goa suffered three successive losses in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) this season, head coach Juan Ferrando feels it is impossible to be happy after the defeat at the hands of NorthEast United FC at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
The Guars had almost ensured a point after the match leaned towards a draw in the end, but to their misfortune, Khassa Camara pulled the rabbit from the hat in stoppage time to snatch all three points on offer.
In the backdrop of the defeat, Ferrando believes it is a tough blow to the team's mentality as the confusion persists to find ways of winning.
Here are the excerpts from the press conference.
FC Goa had a lot of chances but failed to convert them. Can you tell us what went wrong?
We are thinking about chances at the end. This is football and the most important thing is to win. I am not thinking about the chances, I am not thinking about the luck or that the team will lose at the last minute. This is a difficult psychological moment for the team.
Do you think it was unlucky what happened in the end?
I don’t prefer thinking about luck. I think the truth at the end is that we lost when the team wasn’t thinking of winning the game because all the substitutions never lost the time thinking to win, but in the end this is the truth. Not thinking about being unlucky.
Are you happy with the team's defensive performance tonight?
No, no. Of Course not. It is impossible to be happy today.
Today Dylan Fox made his debut for FC Goa, how do you assess his performance against his former side?
He was a NorthEast player and they decided to play large for the second ball. In this season, we decided to take players who could fight for the second ball and control these situations
Three losses, what can the team do to get back to winning ways?
Now it is difficult. You understand that it confuses the players, it confuses me and confusion for the coaching staff. It is a difficult moment and I think of ways and we’ll see tomorrow.