Just as people thought the youngest ever Cubs were moving on the right track by emerged from their group stages in the recently SEA Games campaign, they were dealt with a lesson they would never forget - the harsh reality of the pace and the depth in technicality of today's football.
Indeed, it will be remembered as face-saving outing for this squad of average 19.5 year-old as they met the target of being one of the semi-finalists in the biennial sporting fiesta, but let's hope whatever they learned would help them to be a better player in the near future.
For the pride and for oneself - GO for the BRONZE.
(P.S: Again due to the unfavourable timeslot, I would be greatly appreciate if any kind folks out there would update me the scores in any means, thanks)
Well done to the Cubs for retaining the spot as the football's bronze medalist of the SEA Games.
3-1 was the final score and glad for the fact that as one of my friends remarked that the Cubs actually for the first time in the competition scored in the second half of their game! Although, they just cannot break the habit of letting in goal in the later part of the game.
My only word of advice to these up and coming players is "革命尚未成功，同志仍需努力" (There's still a long way to go before one see the fruit of the labour - my interpretation of this famous phrase of Dr Sun Yat-sen).
(P.S: Many Thanks to those who updated me the scores just now, appreciate that :D)
The 25th SEA Games logo (via Wikipedia)