'Will look to make the team play the way FC Goa fans like,' claims new head coach Carlos Pena
Indian Super League (ISL) club, FC Goa's new head coach, Carlos Pena has confirmed that his first task is to re-establish the team's lost confidence after a poor performance in the league last season and that his aim is to "make the team play the way our fans like".
Pena was appointed the head coach of FC Goa last Saturday, which meant that he returned back to the club two years after finishing a trophy-laden spell as a player with the club. The Spaniard took over from Derrick Periera, who coached the Gaurs for the final three months of the 2021/22 ISL season.
"I will look to make the team play the football that FC Goa fans like. We will look to play attacking football. During my playing days as a fullback, I have always enjoyed attacking all the time. And as a coach so far in my previous teams, I have been looking to do the same," Pena said to the media in a roundtable interview.
"We are going to build a strong team. We will look to bring back the confidence and get the players performing back to their best," the Spaniard added.
The 38-year-old who worked as the head coach of the Albacete Balompie youth team which plays in the Juvenil League in Spain in the past, is keen to continue giving opportunities to youngsters - and will have his eyes on the developmental team at the club.
"I love the values and vision FC Goa has with these young players. I know which club I have signed for. I want to contribute to help them grow. The head coach of FC Goa must have his eyes on the development team and its players. It's part of the project."
It will be interesting to see how Pena goes about coaching the ISL side, considering that he does not have vast coaching experience.