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Today we are going to sleep on top of the table: Odisha FC boss Sergio Lobera after win against Hyderabad FC

Published at :February 06, 2024 at 12:59 AM
Modified at :February 06, 2024 at 12:59 AM
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Lobera also shared the need to share certain key players.

Odisha FC secured their eighth victory of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season by defeating Hyderabad FC 3-0 at the Gachibowli Stadium on Monday. This triumph elevated the Juggernauts to the summit of the points table, with the team now amassing 30 points from 14 games.

For Odisha, Diego Mauricio was the first to score a goal in the 27th minute, contributing to his team’s lead. Subsequently, Roy Krishna also scored in the 45+1 minute, followed by another goal from Diego in the 75th minute of play.

The post match press conference was attended by Odisha FC’s coach Sergio Lobera. Here is an insight of the replies he gave to the questions raised during the session. 

About the game 

Although Hyderabad FC is currently at the bottom of the table, they should not be immediately dismissed as underdogs in the game. Such teams have the potential to make a comeback at any point in time.

“If you would have played with a thought that this game was easy then it would have been a big mistake. We were playing against a good team, big respect for the work they are doing. It’s not easy to work in some conditions, but they have young players and technically sound players in the team who have the ability to create chances”, coach Sergio Lobera asserted when asked about Hyderabad’s performance. 

Moving to the top of the table

Odisha FC’s ascent to the summit of the points table stands as an exceptional achievement for the team. The coach has also conveyed his satisfaction with this accomplishment, as he said, “I think we got three important points for us. Today we are going to sleep on top of the table. Let’s wake up, maybe after some days.”

Resting of players

Sergio chose to rest certain key players, such as Carlos Delgado, from the starting lineup, and allowed Ahmed Jahouh to have complete rest during the match. When a question was asked regarding it, the coach replied, “When you are playing three games in seven days, you need to also think about the health of my players. I need to do some rotations to avoid injuries to the players.” 

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