Jamshedpur FC will look to extend their six-match unbeaten run in the Hero Indian Super League when they take on FC Goa at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Wednesday.
Coach Owen Coyle was delighted with the work rate and the attitude his squad has shown so far. “Every game, the boys have been stronger. We have tried to look into areas, we had to address. And the boys have responded. When you have a group like that, you can achieve good results,” he said.
The match will see a clash between the two top scorers of the ongoing season — Igor Angulo and Nerijus Valskis, who are tied on 6 goals apiece. Both players are crucial for their respective sides. Both Angulo and Valskis have scored 75 per cent of their team’s goals which highlights the reliance on them.
Despite having a couple of injuries Jamshedpur FC will be further boosted by the return of Aitor Monroy from suspension. Coyle stated that the players were ready for a tough fixture.
Meanwhile, Goa have struggled so far with their defense being their weakness. In their last two games, they have faced 29 shots of which 10 have been on target. They have now lost two games on the trot.
Coach Juan Ferrando has set his sights on the future rather than just dwelling on the past. “For us, our focus is on present and it’s on Jamshedpur. Of course, I am sad. But we can’t change the past. In our mentality, we decide on one plan and one way which we will keep a secret until tomorrow,” he said.