We have the responsibility to keep the trophy in Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC’s Sergio Lobera
Odisha FC head coach Sergio Lobera shared his thoughts on facing East Bengal FC in the Kalinga Super Cup final.
Odisha FC's head coach Sergio Lobera is confident in his team's ability to defend the title as they gear up to face East Bengal FC in the Kalinga Super Cup final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
Having secured a spot in the final by defeating Mumbai City FC in the semi-final, Odisha FC has become the first team to reach consecutive finals of the Kalinga Super Cup. The team is determined to clinch the title on their home turf in Bhubaneswar. Under Lobera's leadership, the Kalinga Warriors have showcased an impressive record, remaining unbeaten in their last 15 matches and winning all four matches in the ongoing Kalinga Super Cup.
Acknowledging the challenge posed by East Bengal FC, who are also in excellent form and undefeated in the ongoing tournament, Lobera expects a tough encounter. He praised his players for their recent performances but emphasized the need to leave no stone unturned in their quest to defend the title.
“I am very proud of my players because they showed everyone they could play good football and also showcased their strong mentality and good character to play big games,” Lobera said in the pre-match press conference.
“I am confident because I trust in my players and I believe in them 200%. They are ready to play big games, and tomorrow (Sunday) is one big game. It's a final, it's at home, and it's against a very good team, East Bengal FC. With very good professional players, we are going to play against a very good team, not only against one, two, or three very good players,” he continued.
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