PANAJI: FC Goa have always been on the good books of fans when it comes to player development. In fact, it was Manvir Singh and Liston Colaco – two former Gaurs – who troubled them the most on Tuesday, with Manvir also scoring both the goals in the clash.
“It’s a process and it’s always there. We still have hopes of qualifying for the playoffs and we will work as hard as we can to improve our position on the points table. Along with that, we will be working on the team’s future also,” Pereira said.
“The youngsters who deserve more opportunities will definitely get them. That said, we also can’t simply push them into the deep side of the pool. We surely have some very talented boys with us, and they have to be gradually integrated into the first team. Giving them chances at the appropriate time is important.
“It’s always nice to see Liston, Manvir and others perform well, not only at the club level but also at the national level. We’re proud of their development and will continue to help more players like this,” the 59-year-old signed off.
FC Goa will return to action on Saturday, February 19, when they lock horns with table-toppers Hyderabad FC.