ISL 2017: 5 reasons why FC Goa can win the title
The Gaurs are wounded and raring to make amends.
FC Goa's club emblem is an Indian bison called the Gaur. It has been listed as a vulnerable animal and is on the list of threatened species. The club too, now finds itself in a precarious position. After two stellar seasons during which they entered the semi-finals and finished runners-up respectively, Goa finished the 2016 season at the bottom of the points table.
A state known to play the beautiful game as it's supposed to be played, the club's ego took a huge hit and they're now intent on winning back the trust and respect of their fans this time around.
We enlist five reasons why FC Goa have a real chance at the ISL 2017 title!
#5 Poor 2016 season will serve as enough motivation
Under Zico's watchful eyes, Goa were outplayed and dismantled last season. Often, it was painful to watch The Gaurs get mauled by their opposition. Goa's legendary coach found himself in a helpless state and failed to put a plug on the never-ending losses. They ended up losing eight of their 14 matches and ended the season with the worst goal difference among all the eight teams (-10).
Having finished at the bottom of the points table last year, Goa can only move upwards. The club and their players will remember the poor manner in which they conceded a whopping 25 goals last season. Their tepid display in 2016 will serve as inspiration when they head onto the pitch on 19th November.