FC Goa manager Juan Ferrando intervened in the postponement and Indian Super League planning after that of his team 1-0 loss to ATK Mohun Bagan on Wednesday.
“A lot of people in Spain watched this game and asked me if it was a joke. It’s incredible. Also in our last match against Odisha FC there were two penalties. [which were not awarded]”Said Juan Ferrando after the game.
“Even today the penalty against Ortiz was clear. I have 20 players in the locker room crying because they work hard. I don’t have much time. We have four games in 20 days. We don’t have much time and it is important for us to recover. In the end, now. we know that the final result is not up to us, “added the FC Goa manager.
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Juan Ferrando said his team was subjected to a bad decision by the referees this season at the ISL.
In the 80sth minute, FC Goa were whistled by a penalty when Jorge Ortiz Mendoza was put on goal after a brilliant brace with Igor Angulo but Carl McHugh slipped Ortiz’s shirt from behind to push him away and Arindam, of course as goalkeeper, had arrived forward to collect the ball. The referee has decided against a penalty and has indicated a goal kick.
Just as it looked like the match could go towards a goalless draw, ATKMB scored a penalty after Aiban Dohling missed a tack on Krishna, who stepped forward to feed the ball in the lower left corner to make it 1 -0 for ATK Mohun Bagan. That’s how the game ended too.
“Not just today. It was the same in the last 3-4-5 games [poor refereeing]. In two days we will be back here to play Chennaiyin FC. There is no time to recover. The final score does not depend on us and by now everyone knows it. It is repeating itself. Maybe everyone laughs and jokes, but I’m not that happy. Now we decide what will happen in the future of the championship, if we decide to continue with these referees. You know what happened in the end, “Juan said.
Juan Ferrando also expressed concern about his FC Goa schedule.
“First of all for Brandon, he was sick for the last couple of days. It was a similar situation with Edu Bedia before the Odisha FC game. Brandon skipped training and we decided to protect him. It’s the same with Ortiz too. We have to protect ours. players because we played last Saturday, played today, they will play again on Saturday and then next Wednesday “.
“If we all play for 90 minutes, we will certainly have injuries in the future. It is very important for us to protect the players. If we have five days between games, don’t worry. But we don’t have time. And we have to protect Ortiz, Edu. , Brandon and then next Saturday we will have to protect another player because on Wednesday we will play again. If I lose two or three foreigners to injuries then imagine what happens. Play and not stay in the hospital or in their rooms, “he added.
“I’m happy with all the players because they all worked hard, but I’m disappointed with the score,” said Juan Ferrando.
ATK boss Mohun Bagan Antonio Lopez Habas was a happy man after returning to winning.
“It was a very difficult match and a very tactical match. The opposition had a lot of important players. We had doubts in our last games we had to play confidently. Tactically, the team had a fantastic performance,” said Habas.
Speaking about the next ATKMB match, Habas said: “Bengaluru is a very difficult and competitive team. Our players have been fantastic and now we will rest, regroup and prepare for the next match. We need to assess if there are any injured players and if it is possible that they will recover “.
David Williams praised his teammate, Roy Krishna, saying, “I am very happy for Roy [Krishna] and the team. We have frustrated them [FC Goa] and we didn’t let them play, which was part of our game plan. We stick to what we were told to do and we got the result. I think we are going in the right direction. “