ISL: FC Goa wants to win under new coach Derrick Pereira | Football news

VASCO: Goa FC are looking to get off to a positive start under new coach Derrick Pereira after splitting up with Juan Ferrando on Friday when he faced Odisha FC in a Hero Indian Super League.
Goa FC broke up with their coach Ferrando and returned to Pereira in a hectic pace over the past few days. Ferrando joined ATK Mohun Bagan after Antonio Lopez Habas left his chair at the helm.
Pereira, who served as the club’s technical director, also ran the Gaurs along with Clifford Miranda and Roma Cunillera at the end of the 2019-20 season following the departure of Sergio Lobera.
During his short stint, he led the team to the top of the ISL table at the end of the 2018/19 league phase and paved the way for Goa FC to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage.
A seasoned tactician in Indian football, Pereira is unlikely to be on the sidelines on Friday. Former Indian international Miranda will temporarily take responsibility.
“It was a shocking call for me to take over the Goa team, whose goal is to always be at the top. I’ve had virtual contact with the players and can’t wait to be with them. Me saw the crowd. ” of the hard work that the guys did. It’s just the results that haven’t reached us.
“We have to keep doing what we did and I’m sure we will get results,” said Pereira, who underwent mandatory quarantine before joining the roster in the bio-bubble.
Goa is eighth in the points table with seven points from six games. They haven’t lost in the last three games and have won two of them only to turn things around after three straight defeats at the start of the season.
Goa drew 1-1 in their last game against Hyderabad FC, but the side showed struggle and significant improvements from their first three games.
Odisha, meanwhile, must reverse his latest run.
The team coached by Kiko Ramirez had no win in the last two games and dropped to seventh place in the table from six games.
In their six games this season, Odisha FC has scored 12 goals, an average of two goals per game, but lacked consistency in the final period.
Javi Hernandez is in great shape and has scored four goals. He is fourth in the race for the golden shoe and has two additional assists this season.
His record of six goals is only behind Greg Stewart (8) and Roy Krishna (7).