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Bengal, Gao to fight for Super Cup final place
Sportslogon Team April 15th 2018

Bhubaneswar : The platform is all set for the first semifinal match between two football crazy Indian State, Indian giant club East Bengal will luck horns with FC Goa in the Hero Super Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.

Everybody believes that East Bengal will have an advantage against FC Goa, reacting to comments about five FC Goa players staying suspended for the match, East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil stated: “In football you can never take things lightly. Specially when you are in the knockout rounds, It’s all about that specific day,” he also added “FC Goa are a very good side and they will surely make it difficult for us.”

Bengal central defender Eduardo Ferreira, however, admitted that there is “some pressure” on the red and golds. “Every match is important and comes with its own pressure. It’s not going to be any different tomorrow.”

FC Goa Coach Derrick Pereira informed that his players “will put up their best.” “We have five players suspended and there are also some injuries which have hit us hard. We have 14 players at the moment including two Goalkeepers and a lot of things are going on in my mind,” Pereira stated.

“I am confident that whoever takes the field on Monday will give their best. We have had a very good team throughout the season. Tomorrow is their chance to grab it. If you need to achieve results you need to perform,” he added.

“Obviously, the understanding and combination play on the pitch may be lacking as some of them may be playing for the first time. But we have trained together for long. The players are all professionals and know how to react to situations. East Bengal have a full squad but it won’t be easy for them.”

Reiterating his Coach’s views, Pratesh Shirodkar, player FC Goa said: “We accept this challenge. All the players who haven’t played so far are confident and we will work hard to get a victory.” .
This news was added and updated on : April 15th 2018
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