FC Goa head coach Carlos Pena said that they lost the match against Bengaluru FC by 0-2 due to their own mistakes at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Saturday. Both sides made a couple of changes to their lineups. FC Goa midfielder Edu Bedia was replaced by Princeton Rebello, the other change was Noah Wail Sadaoui replaced Redeem Tlang.
Alan Costa and Bruno Silva were replaced by Aleksander Jovanovic and Prabir Das for Bengaluru FC. In the first half, Javi Hernandez scored a goal in the 27th minute of the match for Bengaluru and broke the deadlock. Goa made a lot of chances to score but were unable to execute them.
In the second half, FC Goa started playing on the front foot and were looking to score an equalizer. However, it was Bengaluru FC who took their lead ahead in the 57th minute of the match by scoring their second goal of the match. It was again Hernandez who scored for the team.
‘We thought this game was going to be easy and it wasn’t’: Carlos Pena
Carlos who also played for FC Goa previously said that if the team wants to win the tournaments and get their hand on the trophies, we need to be consistent throughout the season.
“The next step is consistency, I told you before the game as well. We had a great challenge today because we thought this game was going to be easy and it wasn’t. We came from a big game against ATK Mohun Bagan, and to be a big team you need to be consistent,” he explained at the post-match press conference.
“I think we were too low in terms of energy in the first half, especially in winning the ball. We didn’t understand how to move the ball (to make it tough on the opponents) and we created our own problems as both goals came from us losing possession. Overall, yeah, a bad day.”
“Go through these days and win the games like today but it can happen. We knew that we were facing a very good opponent and now, the first thing is that we have to move on and win new challenges,” he added.
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