Indian Football

Brandon Fernandes Aiming to Replicate Club Form for the Indian Football Team

Mudeet Arora
Brandon Fernandes gearing up to perform for the Indian Football Team
Brandon Fernandes gearing up to perform for the Indian Football Team / BIJU BORO/Getty Images

FC Goa midfielder Brandon Fernandes has aimed at replicating his form for the club to the Indian national football team in the upcoming games.

Fernandes had an incredible season with FC Goa in the Indian Super League where he provided seven assists which is the highest among all Indians in the league.

The talented midfielder was one of the major reasons why the Gaurs made their debut appearance at the AFC Champions League this year.

And he was their star performer throughout the group stage. He assisted two goals in Goa's first two games as he led them a third place finish in the group, a respectable standing considering all champions of their respective countries were present in their group.

And now, Fernandes has the chance to prove his ability for India when they take on Qatar this Thursday.

"My motive is to give my 100 per cent in every match," the 26-year-old told in a recent exclusive interview.

Talking about his strengths that helped him succeed for his club FC Goa Fernandes said, "My major strengths would be creativity and vision. These are the things that enable me to exhibit all of my other skills. And my aim going onto the field is to make a difference, and I am confident that I can do that."

He added, "We all know what opponents we are facing. But it is must-win scenarios for us and we expect nothing less than the best. Realistically, I hope we can obtain at least six or seven points from the remaining games."

Talking about his coach and team, Fernandes concluded, "We have a very good squad, young and energetic. We are doing well under coach Stimac. The mindset is to improve and get better in every session. He has been giving us good support. He tries to guide and motivate us all on and off field."