Sergio Lobera keen on transforming FC Goa into champion by adding new talents

There is a buzz of excitement in the air as another season of Indian Super league draws closer. With two new teams added up, the competition will be bigger the next season, making ISL more interesting than ever. There are many strong teams in the ISL, but the next season’s highlight will be FC Goa. The 2015 finalists are leaving no stone unturned to break records under the new head coach Sergio Lobera. Determined to fight for the title with full passion, FC Goa is now looking to invest in players smartly.

Having possibly their worst season last year, Spanish coach Sergio Lobera admits that they have to work hard and improve their game. They are now keen to bounce back with a bang for which they are planning to recruit more talented players in the team to make their game strong. They are looking for players who are at the peak of their careers or experienced athletes who can add a specific skill, such as dictating the pace of the match from midfield.

The coach says “FC Goa is one of the best teams in ISL with talented players who are good going forward with the ball. But if we add up good players from Brazil or European clubs we can amp up our game. We are currently pitching on players of Hendon Football Club in the UK as they are known for their flair players and much of their success has been built on solid defending, which we really need in our playing strategy.”

Sergio Lobera has so far roped in Manuel Arana Rodríguez and Bruno Pinheiro as their two best foreign signings. Impressed by the talent that young Nourdine Hmaimou from Hendon Football Club possesses, FC Goa coach is quite interested in getting him on board. A pacy midfielder who can play on either flank shot to prominence because of his unique techniques, the number of goals scored, or tactical thinking ability. He has an amazing knack of scoring goals and displays quick approach towards building the most technical plays.

Lobera says, “Nourdine’s presence in the team will certainly bolster the attack given the best form he is in with the amount of goals and assists he has racked up in his career so far. He can become a very important player for us and resurrect the career for FC Goa in the next season.”

The Moroccan star has also received a lot of appreciation from the legend Wayne Rooney and Pep Guardiola themselves, making the most talented player in Hendon FC very popular and favorite amongst his fans. His current coach Gary McCann also confirms that “the centre-forward has been reliable and consistent, outshining those in the millionaire club. And he is a perfect fit for the FC Goa team.”

The top scorer in the Bostik Youth Division last season, Nourdine has a lot of experience under his belt which can add more creativity to FC Goa’s midfield. The Moroccan player who has played at national level at one point in his career can form a deadly combination with Ferran Corominas to help the team win games. If the two can manage to form a striking partnership, the duo can take the ISL by storm.

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