Coro sets sights on ISL title with FC Goa after penning new deal

FC Goa

Ferran Corominas says he has unfinished business at FC Goa — and that business is to get his hands on the Indian Super League (ISL) title. And with that goal in mind, the Spanish striker, known as Coro to his adoring fans, has extended his stay with the club for another term.

Last season there was agony and ecstasy for FC Goa, who are bossed by former Barcelona youth coach Sergio Lobera Rodriguez; the former came in the shape of missing out on becoming champions on goal difference to Bengaluru FC. The latter came by winning the Hero Super Cup with a 2-1 win over Chennaiyin.

But now Coro has set his sights on the title and supporters hope he can once more contribute massively to the cause by maintaining his record in front of goal that has earned him the Golden Boot for the past two seasons — with an impressive tally of 34 strikes.

He said:

“I am happy to come back to Goa and it is what I have wanted since the end of last season. I have always said that my first option was to continue playing here. I love the place, the Goan people and the infrastructure we have. The goal for the coming season is clear. After a wonderful campaign last time around, the only thing that remains to be achieved is to be the champions of ISL.

“I do not have any personal goal. Winning a title as a team is the best there is and that’s the thing that will drive me. It is true that I have had offers from a number of teams, but the most important thing is to be happy and in Goa, my family and I are happy.”

Coro is the latest signing for the club as defender Seriton Fernandes has penned a new long-term deal with the outfit that will keep him at FC Goa until at least 2022. Seriton made his ISL debut in the 2017/18 season and the right-back has since gone on to become a familiar figure and a dependable one at that.

On his new deal, he said:

“Goa is home for me. Playing for the people and wearing the crest is something I really take pride in. To have the opportunity to play for the club is every Goan boy’s dream. And now to have the chance to extend my stay here was something I couldn’t say no to.”

Meanwhile, president Akshay Tandon says he has very much enjoyed watching Seriton develop into an important player in the past two seasons, adding:

“Watching him evolve into this player has been pure joy. His story inspires us to keep developing local talent. We are lucky to have him and grateful to continue this journey together for many years to come.”