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ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory

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ISL 2022-23: FC Goa ISL 2022-23 LIVE – Bringing in former player-turned-coach Carlos Pena, FC Goa underwent a serious revamp.…

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa ISL 2022-23 LIVE – Bringing in former player-turned-coach Carlos Pena, FC Goa underwent a serious revamp. The Guarans are considered determined to get their hands on the ISL 2022-23 trophy as they head towards the ninth edition of the tournament. The Indian Super League starts on October 7. Follow Indian Super League and ISL 2022-23 LIVE updates on InsideSports.IN.

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

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FC Goa struggled with many problems last season, with the defense being the most worrying. Finishing ninth last season, they would expect to get off to a good start to the season. Last season they could only manage four wins from 20 games and managed just 19 points all season after conceding 35 goals in the process.

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

Carlos Pena was a key member of the FC Goa squad that won the inaugural ISL League Winners’ Shield and the Super Cup in 2019/20. At the end of his career, the former Barcelona player joined FC Goa in 2018. After two memorable seasons with the Gaurs, he announced his retirement from professional football in 2020.

Pena managed to win the UEFA European U-19 Championship in 2002 and was a key member of the FIFA U-20 World Cup runners-up in 2003. With his coaching experience, Carlos Pena may face a difficult task in reviving FC Goa. But his knowledge of Indian football will undoubtedly keep him ahead of the other debutant managers.

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

FC Goa went for a re-evaluation of the squad as they brought in a host of foreigners, including Alvaro Vasquez from Kerala Blasters, to deal with their attacking woes. Iker Guarrotxena, Marc Valiente and versatile Moroccan footballer Noah Sadaoui were also brought in to help the process.

FC Goa also brought in talented youngsters like Ayush Dev Chhetri and Amarjit Singh Kiyam to maintain their Indian contingent. While local boy Prince Rebello also returned to perform. After an injury-plagued season, Brandon Fernandes is set to return, while former skipper Edu Bedia is a mainstay.

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory - Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI
ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

How will FC Goa line up?

The Gaurs boast great squad depth but the youngsters despite their age are capable enough to play at par with the ascribed foreigners. However, we have InsideSport.IN made our picks on how FC Goa will line up to dominate the match as they intend to.

Dheeraj Singh(goalkeeper), Samson Perreira, Marc Valiente, Anwar Ali, Seriton Fernandes, Glans Martins, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Noah Sadauoi, Iker G, Alvaro Vasquez

ISL 2022-23: FC Goa to BANK on Carlos Pena to claim glory – Check FC Goa Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

Follow Indian Super League and ISL 2022-23 LIVE updates on InsideSports.IN.

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