The Spaniard picked out Liston Colaco as one of the few positives his side had on the night.

FC Goa went back on top of the ISL table with an emphatic 4-1 win over bottom-placed Hyderabad FC on Wednesday. Braces from Hugo Boumous and Ferran Corominas won the game for the Gaurs, while Marcelinho scored the consolation goal for the Nizams. Following the game, Hyderabad’s interim head coach Javier Gurri Lopez addressed the media in the post-match press conference.

The Spaniard began by admitting that FC Goa were the better side on the evening, while his steam failed to turn up.

“Both halves, we did not work from the first minute to the final. In the last two games, our organization, defending and attacking were good. We didn’t concede any chances or not too many chances. But, Goa were much, much better than us from the beginning,” he began.

On FC Goa’s Quality

Javier Gurri Lopez went on to laud the Gaurs’ quality and hailed them as a ‘fantastic team.’ The Spaniard believes his players did their best, but feels they could not match Goa’s standards.

“I think we can play much better, yes and we can put Goa in more trouble than we put them in the game. Especially, I was thinking that after we scored one and put five midfielders we will control a little bit more, but soon came the third goal and then nothing to do. They are a fantastic team, they have fantastic attacking players and they control the game. Our players put their 100% effort, but it was not enough,” the Spaniard explained.

On Sergio Lobera and Clifford Miranda

A shocking turn of events, saw FC Goa sack their head coach Sergio Lobera last weekend. The Gaurs then announced former Indian player Clifford Miranda as the interim coach. While the 37-year-old managed to lead the side to a solid victory in his first game in-charge, Javier Gurri Lopez believes this Goa side is Sergio Lobera’s three years of work.

“Sorry, for me, it is not about the coach, it is about the players always. Of course, this is Sergio Lobera’s three years work and they play great football every game, every week. With the new coach also, they played great football. This is the truth. I think it is a great job from Sergio Lobera, but there is a new coach and he is continuing the same job,” Javier Gurri Lopez explained.

On positives from the game

The game saw Hyderabad suffer their 12th defeat of the season and concede more than three goals in a game for the sixth time. In a match where positives were little to none for the Nizams, Javier Gurri Lopez picked out Liston Colaco’s performance as something that he can be content with.

“It is difficult to find positives when you lose 4-1, but I am a positive person. I think one of the positives, for example, was that we played young player Liston. In the minutes Liston played, he played very well. He didn’t feel pressure, he tried going one-on-one and also he helped in defending. But, we need to forget the game and try to win the next two games, especially at home we have a chance,” he concluded.