|BAT2015 pre-match presser|
In a pre-match press conference that was filled with media from all over, each team was represented by their team manager (coach) and their captain for get-together at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Scotts Road.
|Everton's manger Martinez and skipper Jagielka|
"NO PARKING THE BUS" PROMISED SUNDRAM
"The team have worked hard for this tournament and they don't need further motivation to play against some of the best players in the world," said Singapore Selection coach V Sundramoorthy in their media session after Everton completed theirs. "We looking forward to play against those we seen on TV week in and week out."
|Coach Sundram promised "no bus parking"|
Joining the "Dazzler" was the Selection's custodian Izwan Mahbud who achieved a cult status in the region for his recent brilliance against Japan in the World Cup qualifiers that it wasn't surprise to ask if the Lions XII 'keeper is ready to repeat the same feat.
Responding to that query, the 1.79m 'keeper said:"I am not sure if I can break the record (of 18 saves) I set against Japan. For me, every game is a big one and I am expected to perform in every one of them, it's something I will cherish to able to play against those I seen on TV and with many of them are so attacking minded."
|Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes hope for good start|
Said The Potters manager Mark Hughes:"It definitely gives us more time to recuperate and acclimatize ourselves for arrived earlier for the tournament,
"It will be a good start for us to do well in this tournament, given the quality of the teams we be playing against and should be an exciting pre-season ahead." added the Welsh legend.
|Wenger expects "quick and disciplined" local opponents|
WENGER: WE EXPECTED TO "SUFFER",
Said the Frenchman:"I don't know anything about Singapore (Selection), but I had worked in Asia before that when playing against (teams like) Arsenal, I expecting quick and disciplined game from (the local) teams,
"However, as we still in preparation (for new season), I think we are expected to suffer." added the long-serving Gunners manager.