|Latiff (yellowed jersey) started this AFC match|
Still yet to clear the mandatory beep test which the ace midfielder failed earlier of the day for the eighth time, the decision left many puzzled over the decision by Stags' coach Steven Tan.
Given the fact that Latiff is due for his last chance two days later, would it be a wise decision to risk the well-being of the man who almost single-handedly won their the league title last year?
|SLNA's Hector (in white) shown pace but clumsy at finishing.|
"We just have to keep our fingers crossed, with recovery and hope he (Latiff)can pass (the beep test).
"But I believe we have players who are capable to step in just as well." added the former national striker seemingly hinted that he already has his backup plan in event that things don't work out for his talismanic winger.
|Stags' skipper Alek Duric yet to break his continent duck|
Lamented on those lost chances, coach Tan said:"We could have won the match, but just the lack of composure and missed too many chances in the game."
|Jamil Ali has been a key feature for the Stags' campaign|
"We should have played better than the home team (Tampines, and I felt some of the referee's decisions in this match went against us.
"To me, this is a 'must win' game for us, as the outcome of the game would have great influence for qualification for the next stage." added coach Nyugen.
(P.S: I met Latiff after the game and told him - "I still want to take your picture, Good Luck...")
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