Despite going four games without a win, Jamshedpur FC's Cesar Ferrando is hopeful of bagging all three points against an upbeat Goa side. The Spaniard believes The Furnace will turn the heat on the Gaurs , giving the home side an advantage.
"Very tough match tomorrow. They have a good team and a good coach. They are playing very well. But we will play at home and I hope tomorrow we can win. The team is ready to play this match. If we play like how we played against Kerala in the first half I think we can win tomorrow."
FC Goa's Ferran Corominas is in sizzling form, registering six goals and four assists to his name already but the striker will miss the game due to a suspension.
"He is a good player. Goa is good as a team. I didn't have any separate plan for Coro. I am preparing for Goa as a team. If we play as a team we can win tomorrow. For me, the most important thing is my team. I am just thinking about my team."
The last time these two teams met, Goa were playing for a spot in the playoffs and Goa didn't have to break a sweat as they comfortably beat the then Coppell's side 0-3. Cesar prefers to ignore last season's results as that shouldn't influence the game on Thursday.
"Not thinking about last seasons result against Goa. This is a new season, a new team. We are preparing well and we will try to win tomorrow."
The 59-year-old has played down his animations by the touchline when Jamshedpur committed some mistakes against Kerala and mentioned that he is very happy with the team,
"I am very happy with the team. I was getting angry during the game because we committed some silly mistakes. We committed three mistakes - one against ATK, one against NEUFC and one against Blasters. Last game, Blasters missed a penalty and then during their first goal we had six players inside the penalty box yet we could not clear."
The Spaniard expects set-pieces to produce magic as the team has been working on it extensively.
"We practice set-pieces a lot. Three main rules of set-piece kick the ball make a move and then connect. There is no guarantee that it will always result in a goal. We are doing our best, we have scored two goals from set-pieces."
Cesar is well aware of the complications in central defence, having tried the likes of Raju Gaikwad, Pratik Chaudhari and Sanjay Balmuchu next to Tiri. None of these partnerships has clicked for Jamshedpur and the coach is looking to sort this out.
"It is an issue with the central defender. It's a professional setup, you have to find out a solution. We want a proper partnership with Tiri, hopefully, we get a proper partnership soon."