Juan Ferrando: We need to keep on improving, not be satisfied with two wins

FC Goa’s back to back wins against SC East Bengal and Bengaluru FC have breathed fresh air into their ISL campaign. The six points not only have them back into the mix of the things in the league table, but also has served as a shot in the arm after the Gaurs failed to muster a single point from their three opening encounters.

Spanish head coach Juan Ferrando, however, distanced himself from reading too much into their improved displays and sounded out that he would rather look at areas of improvement rather than take pleasure in the ways the team has gotten better.

Speaking to fcgoa.in ahead of the game, the gaffer said, “Feelings are better, of course, after two victories. However, we must stay focused and keep working in the same direction. We cannot be satisfied after just two wins.

“I think we still have to improve a lot. I do not want to assess whether we have been better or have done better. Obviously positive results help to see things a different way, but today as a team there is still a lot of room for improvement.”

The two results have come since Juan Ferrando signalled a change in formation with the Gaurs deploying three centre backs for the last two games. He, however, didn’t want to read too much into the shift.

“The idea of how to play is the same,” remarked Ferrando. “As a coach, my job is to put players in situations where they can perform their best. And in this instance, the change was to try and  place players where we think we should retain superiority in numbers.”

He did, however, share his happiness with the performances of Aibanbha Dohling and Mohamed Ali, two names whose appearance in FC Goa colours have been sporadic. The two, however, have helped the Gaurs find some semblance of consistency in the backline.

“I am happy with their performances. When you don’t have too many opportunities, I think it’s difficult to get it right,” opined Ferrando. “However, the important thing is that all the players are ready when the team needs them. And in this sense everyone is doing very well.”



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