The 28-year-old is delighted to start his second stint with the Gaurs…
Romeo Fernandes is relieved to have returned to Goa after a niche of 4 years and has now been named in FC Goa’s 28-member squad for the 2021 AFC Champions League (ACL).
The Goan outfit is about to begin their maiden marketing campaign with an encounter towards Qatar’s Al Rayyan.
Again to FC Goa
“It was very robust for me on this scenario,” Fernandes talked about of the time he needed to give a trial on the membership amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Although he was not chosen into the primary crew, he rebuilt his match health by representing the membership’s developmental aspect taking part in within the Goa Professional League.
“Coming again (to the FC Goa first crew) after a niche of 4 years, it was a possibility I used to be ready for and dealing laborious to get right here with the event crew,” he seemed ahead to acting at his peak as soon as once more after being one of many stars on the membership within the first couple of years of the ISL earlier than a transfer to Delhi Dynamos (later Odisha).
“There isn’t a strain. Again then, there have been supporters and now additionally, there are folks supporting me. I used to be working laborious with the developmental crew the place I obtained an opportunity to enhance my health. The administration labored very laborious to push me. Finally, I obtained the chance right here (within the ACL).”
Brazilian to Spanish fashion
Romeo thrived below former Brazil legend Zico at FC Goa the place he scored six of his seven targets and recorded seven of 9 assists within the ISL over three seasons. Romeo is assured of adapting to present coach Juan Ferrando’s system.
“As a participant, I’ve to enhance myself. Whether or not it’s Brazilian fashion or Spanish, the mentality stays the identical. The crew has been getting ready very nicely and we’re working laborious to win the primary match (towards Al Rayyan within the ACL),” Fernandes identified.
Whereas he’s each assured of preventing for his place amid the competitors for locations within the squad and within the crew persevering with their attacking model of soccer within the Asian competitors.
“It’s extremely robust (to make it into the 11) as a result of there are lots of good gamers. It’s important to work laborious to get within the crew. The gamers have been giving their one hundred pc in coaching like they’ve executed within the ISL. So I believe it will stick with it within the AFC Champions League additionally,” he mooted.