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JFC very competitive team, it will be a tough game: Goa coach

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Jamshedpur, Oct. 31: FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera is banking on his team’s collective effort to tide over star striker Ferran Corominas’ absence when they take on Jamshedpur FC in a Indian Super League (ISL) 2018 clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, on Thursday.

Last season’s Golden Boot winner Corominas has once again been a key for Goa with the Spanish forward currently the joint top-scorer with six goals and four assists to his name.

However, Lobera will have to make do without his services on Thursday after Corominas picked up a straight red card in the side’s 4-2 win over FC Pune City. This is the first time that the Spaniard will not feature for Goa since he made his debut in the ISL against Chennaiyin FC last season.

“It’s a collective effort. It is important to put up a collective effort on the field and get the result,” said Lobera.

“It is a very tough game (against Jamshedpur FC). They are a very competitive team. I know the coach from Spain. I know the style of his coaching. So expecting a very competitive and tough game,” said Lobera.

The 41-year-old is pleased with the tournament and how it’s panning out. “I am happy to join this time. It is a very well organised competition. It’s running in a great way. Before I came I heard a lot about the league. All the teams are doing very well. Congratulations to them.”

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