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ISL 2022 LIVE – EBFC VS FCG LIVE: Edu Bedia EXCLUSIVE: Edu Bedia, has had a distinguished career over the years under…

ISL 2022 LIVE – EBFC VS FCG LIVE: Edu Bedia EXCLUSIVE: Edu Bedia, has had a distinguished career over the years under several different coaches for FC Goa. His ability to adapt to different playing styles has earned him a special reputation at the club and among the Gaurs’ supporters.

The Spaniard, who will play for FC Goa in his sixth consecutive ISL season, has been there the longest among international players and has seen both their normal highs and unexpected lows. Apart from having a soft spot in his heart for the Goan team, he has established FC Goa’s reputation in the tournament for not just consistency but also for dedication and commitment to the team. Follow Indian Super League LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

ISL 2022 LIVE: Record breaker Edu Bedia looks forward to playing with new teammates, excited to be among fans, ‘Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling’

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ISL 2022 LIVE: Record breaker Edu Bedia looks forward to playing with new teammates, excited to be among fans, ‘Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling’

Ahead of FC Goa’s first meeting of the season with Kolkata giants East Bengal, we are here at InsideSport.IN talked to Edu Bedia.

Edu Bedia has added a new feather to his cap. The Spanish midfielder becomes the first ever foreigner in the Indian Super League to play six consecutive seasons for one club.

IN: You have been associated with Indian football and with FC Goa for the last six seasons and you become the first foreigner to achieve this feat. So how do you look at this?

Education: Goa is my second home. I have played on many teams, but never more than two or three years at most. This is my sixth year here and I am very happy to stay at this club.

ISL 2022 LIVE: Record breaker Edu Bedia looks forward to playing with new teammates, excited to be among fans, ‘Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling’

Despite winning the inaugural League Winners’ Shield in the 2019-20 season, FC Goa have struggled to establish themselves in the league over the previous two years, failing to get past the quarter-finals. After the poor run, ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando took over the Kolkata Giants midway through the previous season, throwing the team out of action and causing them to finish ninth and fail to make it past the league stage.

However, the only spark in their season was winning the Durand Cup in the pre-season. In fact, it was Edu Bedia himself who scored the winner in the final against Kolkata may Mohammedan SC.

IN: Last season you were the champions of the Durand Cup and as the season progressed in the Indian Super League (ISL), things didn’t work out for your team. So how will the team turn around the bad patch and what are your ambitions for this season?

Education: We have worked a lot in pre-season to get the best condition both physically and mentally for the new season. For the ISL, we have a great team this year with a great coaching staff and the most important thing now is step-by-step work for each match.

IN: In the Durand Cup last season, it was your magical goal that led FC Goa to victory, but this season we saw the club send their youth team to the tournament instead of the senior squad. Any special reason for that?

Education: It was the first time I played in the Durand Cup. It was a good tournament but we didn’t get the best conditions to play compared to the ISL. In the Durand Cup, you have to play a game and rest and have the right fitness for the next game. I repeat again, we want to get in the best condition for every ISL match and I think it was a good decision by the club to send the youngsters to the tournament.

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The club is renewed and aims to relive the golden days of Carlos Pena’s alluring attacking style of play. Carlos Pena, a former Gaur, has returned to the club as coach. Alvaro Vazquez, Iker Guarrotxena and Marc Valiente are three of the new Spanish players the Spaniard has signed because they fit in well with his ideology, and Bedia has expressed support for the signings.

IN: Carlos Pena is the new coach of the team. You have previously played with him at this very club. What is your relationship with him?

Education: Carlos is now my coach. I respect my coach, we have a good relationship with him as I played with him for three years.

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EBFC VS FCG LIVE: Ahead of MEGA vs East Bengal, FC Goa STALWART Edu Bedia Says: “I’m Really Looking Forward To Playing With My New Teammates” – Check Out

IN: FC Goa had been one of the most prominent sides that have been very active in the transfer market since day one. The club has bought in a large pool of excited talented players, both the Indian contingent and foreigners. What do you think of your team and how excited are you to play with your new teammates?

Education: We have a great team this season. The transfers have been really good. The Spanish players are fantastic. The Indian players are also extremely talented. The players match the style of play at FC Goa and I am really looking forward to playing with my new teammates.

ISL 2022 LIVE: Record breaker Edu Bedia looks forward to playing with new teammates, excited to be among fans, ‘Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling’

It is after two full years that the ISL returns to the home and away format. After two years of being in the bio-bubble, the fans are returning to the stadium. As much as the fans are excited to be back. Edu resonated with their sentiment.

IN: After a long break, the fans are back at the stadium. How does it feel for you and your team to play in front of the fans again?

Education: Yes, we have missed the fans a lot in the last two seasons, despite playing in Goa and in empty stadiums. It was very hard for us without the fans. Now at this moment we need them in Fatorda for every game. Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling. Our fans love football and we will try to win every game for them.

IN: You have played in Spain and now in India. The fans in Goa love their game and the same can be said for the Spanish fans. Any similarities or dissimilarities that you can say about the Spanish and Goa fans?

Education: In Spain there are many cities with many means. But they are different. You know in Goa people are more passionate about football. They always try to push you to do your best. In Spain it is different, if you lose a match in Spain it will be very difficult to play the next match.

ISL 2022 LIVE: Record breaker Edu Bedia looks forward to playing with new teammates, excited to be among fans, ‘Playing in front of 20,000 people in the stands is a special feeling’

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