Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Singapore desperate to beat Kuala Lumpur

Singapore are still awaiting their first win in the Super League and coach V. Sundramoorthy has vowed that his charges will bare their fangs against bottom-placed Kuala Lumpur at the Jalan Besar Stadium today.

The Singapore side are desperate for a win after collecting only one point from two matches.

"We definitely must attack and collect three points against KL. It's very important to go out there and win," said Sundramoorthy. "A win will boost team morale, move us up the ladder and help the team gain momentum for the coming matches."

The team's goal-scoring responsibility rests with captain Shahril Ishak, Shahdan Sulaiman and Agu Casmir but the trio have not been impressive.

"They are getting into good positions, clearly have the ability to move forward and cause damage to opponents. It's just a matter of applying the finishing touch and for that they need time," added the coach.

Casmir, however, is down with a hamstring injury and is doubtful against KL. In his absence, the coach could play Khairul Nizam as the lone striker or deploy Shahril alongside him.

"Whether we play with two strikers this time will depend on the injury situation, but we will look to attack," said Sundramoorthy.

Selangor coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim, meanwhile, wants his boys to tighten up their game in today's match against Felda United.

The former Super League champions are brimming with confidence after their first league win last weekend where they edged Perak 1-0 at home.

"We did not play so well but it was enough to earn three points. We were complacent," said Irfan. "I want my players to improve. Felda are a solid team and we need to treat them cautiously."

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