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Iker Guarrotxena aiming for trophies with FC Goa

Mudeet Arora
The Gaurs are building up their Spanish contingent for the 2022-23 ISL season
The Gaurs are building up their Spanish contingent for the 2022-23 ISL season / FC Goa twitter
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Indian Super League club FC Goa's latest new signing Iker Guarrotxena has spoken up about his dreams of winning trophies with the club.

Under the guidance of Spanish coach Carlos Pena coupled with Spanish players like Edu Bedia and Alvaro Vazquez, Guarrotxena thinks his team can win silverware in the upcoming ISL season.

“I have a lot of teammates who have been to India. I checked that Indian football is growing and at 29, it was a good age for me to go to a growing league and be with a team that wants to win something,” Iker told the Times of India.

Speaking about his Spanish teammates, Iker said, "The presence of a Spanish contingent helps, but I was in Greece, Poland, and even Australia, where I was by myself. I know I can do it myself. When you are with good Spanish players, good people among the staff, it creates a good atmosphere to achieve something."

Speaking about his ambitions at FC Goa, Guarrotxena stated, "I am trying to win titles, trophies. In football, you don’t have too many options to celebrate something. FC Goa was a good option to win something. My goal is to win a title, a trophy.

“The closest place to achieve this ambition is FC Goa. I spoke with Ravi [Puskur] and then the coach. They told me they have the ability to win something. It’s not easy, but they gave me the energy, the vibes that we’ll be close to doing it.           

“When I spoke with Ravi and the coach, I realised that they had plent of information about me. They had seen a lot of my games and the interest was serious. The coach spoke to me and explained how he sees me in the team. There could have been another offer where you are just another player, but here they made me feel good, feel important,” added Iker.

He concluded by describing himself as a player in the easiest possible way by stating, "I am a team player and will be ready and available for the coach, wherever he wants me to play. I want to be on the field and help as much as I can. Doesn’t matter which position. I want to play and perform well."

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