FC Goa take on ATK in Hero Super cup
Bhubaneswar: The mainstay of FC Goa, Bruno Pinheiro looks forward to the Hero Super Cup as 'an opportunity to repay the fans' who had backed the team throughout the season.
"We have come here to win something and give our fans an opportunity to rejoice. The expectations were very high and we managed to go to the semifinals of ISL. Nevertheless, they backed us throughout and now we have to repay them", the Portuguese defender sounded focused during the pre-match press conference before his team lock horns with ATK in the Hero Super Cup tomorrow (April 3, 2018).
Coach Derrick Pereira summed up the Hero ISL season well and stated that the players have synchronised well with gaffer Sergio Lobera which eked out a good season for them to proceed to the semifinals.
"We had a decent season having reached to the top four, especially after last season when we finished with the wooden spoon. Sergio Lobera brought in his football acumen and a fantastic set of players gelled well with his style."
He continued, "This is going to be an interesting tournament and everybody is serious."