Singapore Football: Lion City Sailors coach Aurelio Vidmar is positive to hit in SPL



photo credit: the straits times

The football news in Singapore is here to provide the latest happening in the world of Singaporean football in which considering as the main and popular sport in the country. Somewhere in Singapore, Lion City Sailors FC head coach Aurelio Vidmar is positive on his team is considered as the crowds’ favorites for the SPL or Singapore Premier League title. To tell you the truth the 53-year-old Australian widely accepted it. I will give some important recap for this interesting squad, this team who in February became Singapore’s 1st privatized football club and will be playing their 1st season against the Tanjong Pagar United at the Jurong East Stadium on March 06, 2020, and that is Friday. Funded by the billionaire Forrest Li with his tech firm Sea, the popular team are supposed to provide a statement throughout the league in contrary to a side cobbled together at the 11th hour. Coach Aurelio stated to The Straits Times prior to the match: 

“There’s always pressure… But we shouldn’t shy away from that. We should try to embrace it, there’s probably going to be a lot more scrutiny coming to us this season, but we just have to stay relaxed and concentrate on the process and what we’ve been doing in pre-season.”

Hairi Su’ap, Tanjong Pagar United coach, he just only gathered his team following the club already confirmed its official participation within the SPL before the end of January, the long wait finally ends within five years because of their financial problems. He already knew that lots of people assume his current charges that will have difficulties in re-introduction. Coach Hairi stated: 


“If you talk about expectations, for Sailors they have to not just win, but also play well. On our side, people expect us to have a tough time, but I won’t give up. It’s a competitive game, there are points to collect, and I want my team to compete.”

Coach Vidmar asked if a scrappy narrow win would do for him and he stated:

“I generally don’t like ugly, but sometimes you have to accept it. The most important thing is we go try to play the football we want to. We’ll have 11 players on the opposite side of the pitch trying to stop us, and sometimes it can turn ugly. That’s just the way it is. We just have to continue to try to apply pressure and play the best possible football we can, whether it’s a 1 – 0 or whatever the score may be.”

Hassan Sunny, a 35-year-old Sailors goalkeeper, he’s one of the team’s important signings within the off-season, said that the squad is positive with the attention. He stated:

“I can understand the hype surrounding us and when you have a team like ours, people will expect us to go for the title. We have been working very hard, everything is going positively, and the fact the coach demands a lot of us in games, I think will be good for us. He’s so passionate about wanting the players to win every duel and every game.” 

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