Bengaluru FC aims for success with Gerard Zaragoza’s leadership

Bengaluru FC Coach Urges Team to Bounce Back After Loss to FC Goa

Bengaluru FC, under head coach Gerard Zaragoza’s leadership, faced a setback in their recent match against FC Goa, ultimately succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Despite taking an early lead through Shivaldo Chingambam Singh’s goal, the Blues couldn’t maintain their advantage as FC Goa fought back to level the scoreline courtesy of Boris Singh Thangjam’s strike.

Shortly after the second half began, Bengaluru FC found themselves a man down following Suresh Singh Wangjam’s dismissal for a foul on Thangjam. The numerical disadvantage allowed FC Goa to capitalize, with Boris netting his second and securing the win for the Gaurs. The defeat sees Bengaluru FC holding the eighth spot in the standings with 21 points from 19 matches, while FC Goa climbed to third place with 36 points in the same number of games.

Zaragoza acknowledged the intensity of the match, praising his team’s efforts in the first half but admitting that a draw would have been a fair outcome. He emphasized the importance of winning duels in football and highlighted the impact of Suresh’s red card on their overall performance against a strong FC Goa side.

Looking ahead, Bengaluru FC is gearing up to face Odisha FC in their next fixture on March 30. Zaragoza emphasized the need to concentrate on securing maximum points in their remaining matches to bolster their playoff aspirations. Despite the defeat, the coach remains determined, vowing to put in a strong performance in their upcoming matches and push hard towards their objectives.

Despite the disappointment in the loss to FC Goa, Zaragoza maintained a positive outlook, acknowledging the mistakes made but also crediting the opposition for capitalizing on those errors. The focus now shifts to their upcoming matches, with Zaragoza exuding confidence in his team’s ability to bounce back and deliver strong performances to clinch crucial points in the pursuit of their playoff ambitions.

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