The seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) was a dazzling event for Gaurs. They’ve kept the hope to take home some silverware for which they’ve been waiting since the start of the season. Check Goa Squad For ISL 2021-22.
It is no surprise that Goa has been perhaps the most consistent team since the league was established in 2014. Their performance, relative to the prestige and status of the tournament, was exceptional.
Goa Squad For ISL 2021-22, Indian Super League
Goalkeepers are Dheeraj Singh, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas Defenders are Aiban Dohling, Dylan Fox, Ivan Gonzalez, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Saviour Gama, Seriton Fernandes, Midfielders are Alberto Noguera, Alexander Jesuraj, Brandon Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Glan Martines, Jorge Ortiz, Nestor Dias, Nongdamba Naorem, Princeton Rebello, Redeem Tlang, Forwards are Airam Cabrera, Devendra Murgaokar, Makan Chothe, and Head Coach is Juan Ferrando
Last Season’s Performance: Fourth
The team’s journey starting at the start of the season was something worth keeping an eye on. They played some excellent football and scored 31 points. They won seven games, draw 10 times, and only lost three times.
They also score 31 goals while conceding just 23 goals. Then, in the A Champions League, the Gaurs played in six games and won three with Al-Rayyan (twice) in addition to Al Wahda.
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The Gaurs kicked off their preseason at the beginning of the week in August. The team played in the historic Durand Cup and managed to take the trophy home. After the conclusion of the competition, The Gaurs have played a preseason match against Gokulam Kerala in which the match was ended before the final whistle after an argument began to break out.
They will play two all the more well-disposed games with Bengaluru (on November 6) and Chennaiyin (on November 12). They had two more scheduled friendly matches in the match against SC East Bengal, but SC East Bengal canceled their games. These games are a huge aid to the Gaurs and their coach Juan Ferrando, as he can decide the team he’ll put together and also be able to fix some of the weaknesses they have.
Goa had secured the endorsement of then 39-year old Spanish head coach Juan Ferrando ahead of the Indian Super League 2020-21 season. The expectations were high as Ferrando was to take over the role of Sergio Lobera. At the moment it is claimed that Juan Ferrando has lived up to the expectations set by the supporters. He has given them the results they need and we will be looking forward to more this season.
Alongside Ferrando’s masterminding of the tactical Goa’s scouting staff deserves a huge ovation as well. They’ve delivered on time and are evident in the performance of a majority of their players for quite some time in the past. Alongside foreign players, they also have done an excellent job of recruiting new Indian talent to their team.
What to Expect
Goa has an excellent team of scouts and supporters need not be concerned over the caliber of their signings. Additionally, they’re expected to play a stunning style in possession soccer.
It’s no surprise that after the Durand Cup triumph, Goa is one of the favorites to win the ISL in the coming season. They’ve had enough getting into the playoffs and finishing second. Two seasons ago they were able to lift the league winners’ shield. And now is the time to claim the Trophy.