|Coach Aide is confident of his team (file picture)|
Much of that confidence stemmed from the match that the former Lions' skipper's boys drew 2-2 with Johor FA side, who is coached by another ex-Singapore skipper, the legendary Fandi Ahmad at Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru days ago.
Said coach Aide:"I have seen the squad list for Liverpool and I understand that they are bringing a strong squad for the NexLions Cup,"
"We will have a tough game on our hands against them, but I think that the team is well prepared and ready for the challenge.
"The boys are looking forward to play against a quality side in the form of Liverpool for the opening match of the tournament, and I am sure that they will give their all during the two matches."added the former Hougang United coach.
|Coach Aide put his players through the paces (picture credit: FAS)|
As compared to their fellow European counterparts, Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon came with a squad that is relatively unknown to Singapore fans.
Nonetheless, with its proud track record in churning household names such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo should tell a thing or two what to expect from strikers Alexandre Guedes and Carlos Mané who were being singled out in the official media release.
|The Sporting Lisbon Youth Team for the NexLions Cup|
"No doubt it will be tough against Manchester United in our opening match, but I’m confident that my boys will be up for it."said the former Sporting player himself.
The Verde-e-Brancos will kick start their campaign against Manchester United, while Singapore will facing Liverpool in another match on the 14th of December.
Tickets starting at just $12 are now available at Ticketbooth outlets and online (www.ticketbooth.com.sg).
All matches will be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium.