Edu Bedia issues a rallying cry for the Gaurs

FC Goa’s maiden voyage into Asia’s biggest continental club competition, the AFC Champions League started off on a positive note as the Gaurs eked out two points from their first two games thanks to some spirited display from everyone across the pitch. That run has been jolted off late after two consecutive losses at the hands of Iranian powerhouse Persepolis, with the latest being a morale-sapping 0-4 loss.

However, FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia has issued a rallying cry ahead of the Gaurs’ last two games of the group stage.

“We need to keep our heads up. We have been competing against the best teams in Asia. A few years ago this was unthinkable for an Indian team,” stated Bedia, who is now into his fourth season with FC Goa.

The Gaurs were able to hold off the threat of Qatar’s Al-Rayyan and the UAE’s Al-Wahda in the opening two games. The two goalless draws to start off the campaign was not only a show of grit, but also of the abilities that the Gaurs possess on the ball.

Juan Ferrando’s men eked out opportunities to attack their opposition at any possible moment and can even count themselves unlucky on certain occasions. One can be forgiven for thinking that if luck was on the side of the Gaurs’, they could have gotten more out of the opening games.

And now the skipper has issued a rallying cry to all as he believes that the Gaurs can truly make history – not just by becoming the first Indian side to participate in the group stages of the AFC Champions League, but by pushing the envelope and looking to end the campaign with their eyes firmly fixed on second place on the table.

“We have to forget about the last game and think about the challenges that we have in front of us,” Bedia added.

“We can still mathematically finish second in the group. Now, that would be something historic. We have to recover from the effort we put into all these games and believe that we can do it.”

FC Goa will look to take the first step towards the same when they take on Al Rayyan in their next game on Monday, April 26. Led by former World Cup winner, Laurent Blanc, the Qatari side has had a campaign to forget till now as they lie last on the table with just a point from their four games.

Juan Ferrando and his men will now look to pile further misery on the side.

 

CREDITS: FC GOA MEDIA

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: FC Goa show they belong here in their AFC Champions League debut

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

MSP Academy is holding trials for the upcoming MFA Youth League

MFA Super Division club Mumbai Soccer Prodigies will be conducting trials for their MFA Youth League campaign on 22nd May 2022 in Bandra, Mumbai. Founded in 2006, the Mumbai Soccer…

Share

Football School of India to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based Football School of India is going to conduct youth trials for its boys and girls squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-13…

Share

Bengaluru FC Elite Youth Football Trials

Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and are past champions of the I-League and ISL. The club has launched its Soccer…

Share

D’Souza Football Academy to conduct Youth Trials

Mumbai-based D’Souza Football Academy is going to conduct football scholarship trials for its youth squads. The trials will be conducted for players in the age group of under-7 to under-15….

Share

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for Youth I-League in U13, U15&U18 category in Mumbai

OSCAR SSE, an AIFF Accredited Academy invites all  U13, U15 & U18  players from ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC  backgrounds for football trials to join our Elite teams to train round the year…

Share

Air India to conduct senior team trials for MFA Elite League on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Senior Team to play the MFA Elite (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India…

Share

Air India to hold youth team trials on Monday

Mumbai-based Air India FC is set to conduct trials for their Youth Team for the MFA Super (Corporate) Division. One of the top-tier clubs from Mumbai – Air India will…

Share

Bhaichung Bhutia’s Residential Academy set to conduct trials in Mumbai

16th March, 2022: Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS) will conduct Residential Academy trials in Maharashtra for the academic year 2022-23.  In the next few months, the trials will be organized…

Share

Bombay Muslims Sports Club to conduct trials for its Elite Division Team

Mumbai-based Bombay Muslims Sports Club will conduct trials for its Elite Men’s team for the upcoming MFA Elite League. Bombay Muslims have been a regular outfit in Mumbai Football top…

Share

Mumbai Elite Division club Salsette FC to hold trials

Thane-based Salsette FC will be conducting football Trials this Saturday for their upcoming MFA Elite Division 2021-22 Campaign. Salsette FC had been playing in Super Division back in the 2016-17…

Share