FC Goa drew 0-0 with Qatari opponents Al Rayyan in the AFC Champions League. The Goan side became the first side from India to secure a point in the AFC champions league. This proves the point that if given the opportunity, Indian sides can too go level against the best in Asia.
Juan Ferrando on draw with Al Rayyan
FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando is extremely pleased to start their maiden AFC Champions League campaign with a goalless draw against a tough team like Al Rayyan of Qatar in their first match.
The Gaurs fought hard against the Qatari club in their AFC Champions League debut and managed to pull off a memorable result.
However coach Juan Ferrando believes that this is not the maximum level for his players. He also mentioned that his players were tense before the start of the match and that affected their performances.
“It is important because it is positive before preparing for the next game. For me, it is necessary to talk about this moment. We have five more games. The first game went well, the new target for Saturday is to further improve in attack. We have to go step by step and continue improving. This is not our limit and we have to improve more,”
“But from a coach’s point of view, we need to grow in some details and tactics. We need to improve in certain aspects of the attack because this is AFC Champions League and it is necessary to prepare and compete in every aspect.”