Seriton Fernandes and Princeton Rebello recently signed contracts with FC Goa and are adamant about helping the club return to winning ways in the Indian Super League. After a number of seasons of finishing in the top-four, the club endured a forgettable season and Rebello hopes to change their results this season. He also spoke about improving the defensive aspects of his game in the upcoming season.

“That’s what I expect, nothing less. We have to qualify for the playoffs and compete for the trophy,” FC Goa midfielder Seriton Fernandes said about their hopes of winning the Indian Super League. “Coach Carlos (Pena) and I were teammates previously, a couple of seasons ago. Back then he had helped me a lot, especially in improving my technique. I was excited to learn that he was coming back and I look forward to learning more from him,” said Seriton Fernandes on how Carlos Pena played a role in his contract extension.”

“We’ve been a regular presence in the top-four of the ISL league stages over the past few seasons. Our 2021-22 campaign was an exception. It hurts to remember that we finished in ninth place. That said, lessons have been learned and we know that we have what it takes to restore our status as one of the best teams in the league,” Rebello added. “FC Goa is my home and my dream is to win the ISL with the club, for their fans, and for the people of Goa. Hence I did not have to think twice before signing a new deal. I want to be more physical and compete for every ball. Defensively I want to improve myself. I hope to play every game I can for the club this season.”

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