|"He's only 42, he's better than Zizou!"|
Two goals from the man who just celebrated his 42nd birthday days ago may have brought some cheers to national coach Raddy Avramovic, who made no secret of his frustration of the lengthy win-less streak prior to this game against Hong Kong at “Wild Wild West” - Jurong West Stadium.
However, both goals from Aleksandar Duric had yet again cast a worrying sign for the Singapore national team in preparation for the year end's AFF Suzuki Cup, if they still largely dependent on the service from man who is going to call it a day next year.
When prompted the question if it a worrying factor, coach Raddy did not give a define answer during the post match press conference.
|Coach Raddy (with right hand under chin) is not worry|
“And it's not a concern as there are players like Qiu Li who can keep the ball and making some good passes.” said the Serb coach who is generally pleased with his team's performance, while felt more goals could have been scored against the visitors.
|Home Utd's Qiu Li (11) is still much in coach Raddy's plan|
“We played well in the first half and it's a good mixture of experienced and young players, this game is special for us with the confidence gained from it that I hope it will get the mood right in our preparing of the Suzuki Cup.” said Duric, who celebrated his birthday last Sunday.
|Nazrul Nazari (2) marked his Lions debut against HK|
While Hong Kong's coach Ernest Merrick singled out Tampines Rovers' Fahrudin Mustafic as the key man of the match in his post-match assessment with the media.
|Hong Kong's coach Ernest Merrick shares his thought after game|
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