East Bengal 'not favourite' against FC Goa in Super Cup semi-finals
BHUBANESWAR: Kingfisher East Bengal Coach Khalid Jamil dismissed notions about East Bengal having an advantage against FC Goa in the Hero Super Cup semi-final stressing "it's 11v11 on the field."
Reacting to comments about five FC Goa players staying suspended for the match, Jamil stated: "In Football it's all played on the turf. You can never take things lightly. It's all about that specific day," he stressed. "FC Goa are a very good side and they will surely make it difficult for us."
Central defender Eduardo Ferreira, however, admitted that there is "some pressure" on the red and golds.
"Every match is important and comes with its own pressure. It's not going to be any different tomorrow," Eduardo Ferreira maintained. "If you want to be successful you need to work hard and press harder all throughout. We won't be taking it easy in training. It's another final for us. We need to stay concentrated."
Jamil who was a player under FC Goa Coach Derrick Pereira in the dream Mahindra United squad rated his former coach very highly. "Derrick is a great motivator. His teams are always defensively very strong," Jamil certified.