FC Goa

'I want my teams to be brave offensively and defensively,' claims FC Goa head coach Carlos Pena

Arjun Singh Devgan
Carlos Pena is the current head coach of FC Goa
Carlos Pena is the current head coach of FC Goa / ISL
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Indian Super League (ISL) side, FC Goa's new head coach, Carlos Pena has reiterated that he wants his side to take the game to the opponents and to be brave offensively and defensively in the upcoming 2022/23 season.

Pena who was appointed as head coach of FC Goa earlier in the summer, is making a return to the club two years after finishing a trophy-laden spell as a player with the club, and the Spaniard is aiming to carry forward the club’s philosophy of playing an attacking brand of football.

"I like my teams to be proactive, and one that doesn't wait for things to happen in games. I like my teams to be brave offensively and defensively. For me this is the most important thing in the team as a player, this is the way I have enjoyed and this is what I have put in my teams," he said in an interview.

"The style of FC Goa for most of these years is to control the game, keep the ball and play an attacking style. FC Goa fans like to see their team creating chances and scoring goals and we are going to work towards that. Of course, I have my own style as a coach. I don't like to compare teams, comparing coaches and summarise the style of the team in 2-3 sentences is really poor but to sum it up I will go for a team that is brave, it will go for it in games and it would be a team that you'll recognise on the pitch with its own identity," Pena added.

It will be interesting to see how Pena goes about coaching the ISL side, considering that he does not have vast coaching experience and will look to hit the ground running in the best possible way when the 2022/23 league campaign gets underway.

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