The Tata Steel-owned team was awarded a walkover in their Round-of-16 clash against Churchill Brothers as the I-League outfit didn’t turn up for the tie. Jamshedpur
“It’s a difficult match for us because we haven’t competed against ISL teams in the last month. This match is very important in the Super Cup. FC Goa is a very good team who score a lot of goals but I think we are ready to play and I hope that we can win,”
“The team is training very hard. For us, this is a serious cup and we want to show our respect to this competition,” he added.
With their attacking woes set to continue in the cup competition, with the services of Tim Cahill no longer available and Gaurav Mukhi serving his ban, the Spaniard still feels he has the best team in the world.
“It (lack of attacking options) is been a big problem for us this season. I think Gaurav’s ban and Tim’s injury were bad for the team but we played well and scored goals. We made a few mistakes and we couldn’t qualify for the [ISL]. I am happy with my team. I was very happy with the performance of my team this season.
“I am very proud of my team. I coach the best team in the world. For me, at the moment, Jamshedpur is the best team in the world and Jamshedpur have the best players in the world. I don’t want to make any excuses,” he maintained.