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Monday, December 10, 2012

Duric:"Why should we feel any pressure?"

Everything looks normal with the Singapore national team resumed their preparation for the ultimate AFF Suzuki Cup second-leg semi final showdown against the Philippines this evening.

Following the first-leg scoreless draw in Manila with the "away-goals" regulation looming over them, the Lions are fully aware of what is in stake on Wednesday.

Duric (pictured extreme right) cautioned the 'away-goals" rule
With veteran Aleksandar Duric cautioned the impact of this ruling that would normally place the 'away' side on advantage, has on his team.

"We must be cautious of 'away goals' rules," said the evergreen striker at the end of the one-and-half hour session at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

"It's important for us to score in order to win the game with Philippines losing to us." he added.

Coach Raddy (wearing white cap) put his team into drills
In spite of that slight regulatory disadvantage, the affable striker remained focused to help the Republic to make it to their first regional final since 2007, which they last won it.

"We are aiming for one thing that is to make it to the final and I don't feel any pressure, why should we feel any pressure?

"With a full stadium behind us, I hope it will carry us to the final." said the Tampines Rovers skipper.

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