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ISL 2021-22: Juan Ferrando asserts NEUFC clash a chance for FCG to bounce back (WATCH)

Game 17 of the 2021-22 ISL will see NorthEast United take on FC Goa in Fatorda on Saturday. In the meantime, FCG manager Juan Ferrando has asserted that the match is crucial for his side to bounce back.

The Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 continues, with Game 17 being a clash between North East United FC (NEUFC) and FC Goa (FCG) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday. Both teams are winless and would be desperately hoping for a win in this clash. While MEUFC has lost a couple and drawn one in three games, FCG has lost both its matches so far.

Ahead of the game, FCG head coach Juan Ferrando said that the situation would be a challenge for his side, and it would utilise the opportunity to bounce back. Also, he feels that the absence of star midfielder like Brandon Fernandes is a void to fill, but the other 29 players' responsibility is to rise to the occasion and perform.

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"It's not good, it is not a happy moment for everybody, we are upset, but this is football as a sport. We have excellent players, and when the results are not good, the most important thing is to wake up every day and continue working. I think this is the mentality of us and the club. Day by day, they will become a strong team. It is a good challenge for us to change and work in this situation," he reckoned during the pre-match press conference that you can watch above.