Super Cup 2018: Upbeat Jamshedpur FC look to settle scores with fellow ISL side FC Goa for a place in semis

Bhubaneswar: Having lost the last time, Jamshedpur FC will look to settle scores when they lock horns with fellow Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa in a Super Cup quarter-final match in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

 Super Cup 2018: Upbeat Jamshedpur FC look to settle scores with fellow ISL side FC Goa for a place in semis

File photo of Steve Coppell. Reuters

"Revenge is not the right word which I should say. We just have another opportunity to try our level best and win the game. We're here to progress in the tournament and we can accomplish that only by winning the game," said Jamshedpur coach Steve Coppell.

After upsetting the I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC in the Round of 16, the ISL debutants will go all guns blazing.

"We had a long time to recover from our last match and we are in a good shape physically. We're rearing to give it a shot tomorrow," Coppell said.

Meanwhile, the astute gaffer further added that it's tougher to keep possession rather than winning it and they'll set the strategy accordingly.

"According to me, the easiest thing is keeping the possession. But I would say, it's tougher to keep the ball with you than chasing it.

"The team who has the ball need to work harder to keep the possession. We'll play to the best of our physicality and ability to perform."

Nonetheless, FC Goa, who defeated ATK in their previous match, are rating their opposition highly.

"They are a very good team and a good bunch of players are there in Jamshedpur. They're defensively very organised. But, we are also here to show our worth and what I strongly feel, we are ready for the match," FC Goa player, Pronay Halder said.

Eloquent coach Derrick Pereira informed that they have a few niggles but not major injury woes before the humdinger.

"I can't say that we're missing any player. But there a few niggles. We can take the final call only (on Thursday)," Pereira said.

"The important part is that the team have regrouped well and they're working hard. The team is eager to put up a good performance and progress further to the semi-finals," he added.

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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2018 16:01:48 IST