Working a lot on tactical elements to become better than last season: Edu Bedia

FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia on Friday said the club would continue to play the same style of football while working on the tactical elements ahead of the new ISL season.

According to the Spaniard, the rhythm which the foreign players will provide will be crucial at the end of the season.   -  TWITTER/FC GOA

Preparing for the upcoming ISL, FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia on Friday said his team is working a lot on the tactical elements in order to make the side stronger than the last season.

"The one thing I am noticing this year as compared to last season is the intensity of the training sessions.

"We are working a lot on our tactical elements this year and I believe this will make us stronger than we were last season," Bedia said at a virtual press conference.

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According to the Spaniard, the rhythm which the foreign players will provide will be crucial at the end of the season.

"The one thing I can say from what I have seen in the training sessions right now, and having played with the team for the last couple of years, is the fact that I believe the foreigners that we have can give us that extra rhythm that we will need to try and push ourselves all the way to the final.

"We had a great strength in the team last season as well and I believe we have similar quality again this time.

"But it is that actual bit of rhythm I feel that could be crucial, come the later stage of the tournament, towards the fag end of the season," the 31-year-old central mid-fielder added.

FC Goa starts its ISL campaign on November 22 against Bengaluru FC at the Fatorda Stadium.

He also said that the club would continue to play the same style of football.

"I do believe we will continue to play the same style of football.

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"With regards to the tactical elements and the differences you expect us to see, I think this season will be a lot more organised, given the fact that we are working not just on our defences but on our attacking movements as well."

Citing Bengaluru FC's example, Bedia conceded that some teams who were little better than them in terms of tactical elements had an upper hand in the past seasons.

Attacking mid-fielder and India international Brandon Fernandes believed that FC Goa will have a bit of an advantage over other teams as it is used to playing in the coastal state and knows the conditions.

He said that his ultimate goal was to perform better than the last season.

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