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'We Need to Improve' - FC Goa Boss Juan Ferrando on His Side's Draw With Al Rayyan in AFC Champions League

Arjun Singh Devgan
Juan Ferrando is currently the head coach of FC Goa
Juan Ferrando is currently the head coach of FC Goa / EuroFootball/Getty Images

FC Goa head coach, Juan Ferrando has revealed that he was happy with his side's performance against Al Rayyan SC in their opening group game of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

The six-time Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) semi-finalists who became the first Indian side to participate in the AFC Champions League, put on an impressive display on the night and were able to come out of the game with a point to their name after holding their opponents to 0-0 draw.

Ferrando was understandably happy with the performance of the players on the night, but believes that his side needs to improve and increase their limit if they are to make a dent in the competition.

“We are happy because we played against a very good team. Everyone knows about the quality of their players. Playing against Laurent Blanc [Al Rayyan SC head coach] who won the World Cup in 1998. It was very difficult but we are happy with this point," he said post the game in a press conference.

“From a head coach’s point of view, we need to grow in some details and tactics. We need to improve in certain aspects of attack because this is AFC Champions League and it is necessary to prepare and compete in every aspect.”

The Gaurs will next be seen in action on Saturday, 17 April when they face United Arab Emirates side, Al Wahda.