ISL 2017: FC Goa's Sergio Lobera: Defence is an area of concern for us

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The Spanish coach emphasized the need for improvement in his side's defensive department..

The second-placed FC Goa side, with nine points from four matches, will take on ninth-placed Delhi Dynamos on Saturday evening at the JLN stadium in the capital city.

The Gaurs have enjoyed an entertaining run so far, having lost just once in the latest campaign. Discussing the side’s impressive form so far, coach Sergio Lobera commented, ‘’What’s happened in the past, is in the past. We are going to approach this game like we have approached other matches so far. We will play our possessional football and try to create as many chances as possible.’’

While the Goan outfit has registered 13 goals so far, they have also conceded nine in four matches. Speaking about the same, coach Lobera mentioned that their defence needs to be tighter.

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“It’s true that we’ve conceded a few goals so far and sometimes we’ve not been as decisive in the game. But what’s important is we’ve scored most goals so far. For us, it’s important to take points from that. Scoring goals is what wins matches and that’s what we’re going to do. We have to improve certain aspects of our game and defence is certainly one of those aspects,’’ he explained.

Lastly, on being asked to share his assessment of their opposition for the weekend, the 40-year-old said that the two sides share a similar football philosphy which could lead to an end-to-end game on Saturday.

“I think Delhi play a good brand of football. They play from the back and keep possession of the ball. It’s a similar style to what we play. So, we’ll see two teams going at it. In fact, it makes the fixture even more attractive,’’ he signed off.

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