News & Features/FC Goa hold first training session under Sergio Lobera
The FC Goa first team trained together for the first time under new coaches, Sergio Lobera and Derrick Pereira at the Parvatibai Chowgule Sports Centre in Margao on Monday, 2nd October 2017.
The team will be heading to Murcia, Spain for a run of pre-season games and training in a few days’ time. Hence, the first day of training served as a good way for the international player in the squad to gel with their Indian counterparts.
Head Coach, Sergio Lobera was happy with his team’s first full practice together and noted that he was looking forward to the start of the new season. “I am very happy with this team and with the attitude of the players and the effort they have put in. We look forward to playing a style of football that will be enjoyable to watch and that is what the focus will be in training. As a team, we look forward to winning,” he explained.
Bruno Pinheiro has returned to the FC Goa squad following his stint with the club in the first season and mentioned how happy he was to have the opportunity to return to this team. “I always wanted to come back to Goa and play for this club. I love this place and this team. However, it wasn’t possible to do so earlier. But things worked out this time and I jumped at the chance to come here. I am familiar with a few of the boys, like Narayan, Mandar and Kattimani who have been here from the start. From what I have seen at training, I believe we have a good team to compete to win the ISL title,” he said.
Chinglensana Singh Konsham is one of two players from the north east region in this team and is happy to be a Gaur. “There is a difference in the coaching style of Sergio in comparison to other coaches I have played with. He comes from a different school of thought and I am very excited to play this season under a manager like him. Additionally, he is young and has working knowledge of the modern game which will definitely benefit us, as a team,” he quoted.