I-League: Sporting Clube De Goa Coach Ekendra Singh Is Looking To Emulate The Club's Past Success

The Sporting tactician is keen on reliving the club's past glories and wants to win the elusive I-League title this season...
Sporting Clube de Goa coach Soibam Ekendra Singh has stated that he wants to lead the team to the top of the table by emulating the club's successful runs from the past seasons.

"History has some very good precedence for Sporting Clube de Goa and I'll try to keep the momentum high and finish on top," said the 54-year-old.

The Goan club had it's best run in season 2004-2005 when they finished second to Dempo SC, with the title being decided only on the final match day. Three seasons back, they finished third in the I-League as well.

Sporting are currently fourth on the I-League table with two wins in four matches, having defeated Shillong Lajong and Salgaocar SC in their last two matches.

Talking on the recent success, the coach said that there was no magic and that is all upto the hard work of the team.

"A win is always good. Although it is a part of the game, it is not achieved by magic but by hard work. During any match, the coaches and substitutes on the bench are only silent spectators," he pointed out.

"Regarding the margin, (4-2 against Salgaocar SC) I never expected it, but I did expect my team to win," he said when asked about beating the defending champions in their last fixture.

Singh also praised the impact of Victorino Fernandes on the team. "It all depends upon hard work. He (Victorino) is trying his best to adjust with the senior players and is doing well."

Sporting Clube de Goa face Pailan Arrows in their next home match on Wednesday.


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