The Spanish coach revealed that his gamers have been tensed earlier than taking the sector towards giants Al-Rayyan…
FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando was happy to begin their maiden AFC Champions League marketing campaign with a goalless draw towards a powerful opponent like Qatar’s Al-Rayyan SC.
The Gaurs fought toe-to-toe towards the Qatari membership on their Champions League debut and managed to tug off a memorable outcome.
What did Juan Ferrando say?
“We’re glad as a result of we performed towards an excellent workforce,” said Ferrando after the sport. “Everybody is aware of concerning the high quality of their gamers. Enjoying towards Laurent Blanc (Al Rayyan supervisor) who gained the World Cup in 1998. It was very troublesome however we’re pleased with this level.
“However from a coach’s perspective, we have to develop in some particulars and techniques. We have to enhance in sure features of the assault as a result of that is AFC Champions League and it’s mandatory to arrange and compete in each facet.”
The Spanish coach additional talked about that the draw towards a workforce like Al Rayyan will increase their confidence manifold and assist them put together effectively for the remaining 5 matches in the group stage.
“It is necessary as a result of it’s constructive earlier than getting ready for the following sport. For me, it’s mandatory to speak about this second. We’ve got 5 extra video games. The primary sport went effectively, the brand new goal for Saturday is to additional enhance in assault. We’ve got to go step-by-step and proceed bettering. This isn’t our restrict and we’ve got to enhance extra,” talked about the FC Goa supervisor.
‘Troublesome to stay to at least one specific plan’
“In soccer, it’s troublesome to stay to at least one plan. Think about if we might have conceded a aim within the first minute, we needed to put together a plan ‘B’. After all, our workforce tried to work on three plans – 0-0, 1-0 and 0-1. Additionally, it is vitally necessary that the gamers have a transparent mentality, relying on the rating and the time.
“Right now between 60-70 minutes, it was very troublesome for us it grew to become unimaginable to play towards the urgent of Al-Rayyan who performed excellent. The gamers have been very drained. However I’m glad. It’s mandatory now to vary the plan for subsequent Saturday in our subsequent match,” opined Ferrando when requested about his strategy forward of going through Al Rayyan.
The 40-year-old supervisor revealed that his gamers have been tensed earlier than going through the Qatar Stars League (QSL) runners-up, however thorough preparation in coaching classes helped them to combat towards Al-Rayyan.
“Within the coaching classes, we targeted daily on the opponents of the Champions League. Ultimately, while you work on one thing on a regular basis – morning and night, I continually informed them to concentrate as a result of these are very troublesome video games. The gamers knew that they should focus not simply individually however as a workforce too.
“We knew one-on-one Rayyan is best than us however as a workforce, we thought we are going to see. One hour earlier than the sport, the gamers have been tensed however that is regular. I hope within the subsequent sport we are going to compete in the identical manner,” said the Spaniard.
FC Goa are set to play Al Wahda of UAE within the subsequent match on Saturday.