01 Dec 2020  |   05:03am IST

Prefer to talk about it face to face: Juan on touch-line clash

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PANJIM: When two young coaches clash against each other we can always expect some intense theatrics and confrontations at the touchline. Monday’s clash was no different as both Spaniards Gerard Nus and Juan Ferrando we’re invoked in a heated arguments and had to be separated by their respective staff during the FC Goa-NorthEast United clash at Fatorda.

In the late second half both coaches saw yellow. Gerard, who was waiting for the substitution of Kwesi Appiah, lost his cool against Ferrando after the Goa coach was arguing with fourth official and moved aggressively towards his opposing manager.

Things took ugly turn when Nus was pushed to ground by FC Goa’s Alberto Noguera at the touchline and Ferrando reacted in an unsporting manner cheering and applauding the action.

However, after the match ended 1-1, both the coaches were seen giving each other the obligatory fist bump.

Ferrando kept his answer short when questioned about the incident in the post-match interview.

"I prefer to not talk about it and talk about it face to face," the 39-year old said.

Nus pointed out that it was Ferrando, who encroached on to his technical area. "Basically, he was interested in joining NEUFC. He was at our bench. Ask him," he said.


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