Singapore Premier League • November 21, 2015

Razif: Fifth Is Unacceptable For Warriors


Written By: Kenneth Ho

Warriors FC coach Razif Onn admitted the club’s fifth-place finish was simply unacceptable for a club of their stature.

This was made worse by a 6-0 trouncing by Geylang International in their final game of the campaign, which left Razip shell-shocked.

“I did not expect this kind of result and performance from my team, my captain said they tried their best but to me this is not enough. They can do better, much more than this,” Razif lamented.

“I must admit this is unacceptable, Warriors should be within the top three. But football is like that, we can’t give any excuse but live with it.”

The stand-in coach also blasted his side for conceding four goals during the final 15 minutes of the game, and he shared that this has been the story of their season as they end the league with the worst defensive record after letting in 51 goals in 27 games.

“The four goals, I just can’t believe it, in such a short time you can score four goals, that’s bad defending,” Razif said.

“(All season), they score but they also concede. To be fair to my players, they said they tried their best but if you concede that amount of goals then something is very wrong.”

At the other bench, Geylang coach Jorg Steinebrunner refused to dwell on the huge win his side achieved and instead he choose to reflect back on how the Eagles have responded brilliantly to the critics who said his side will finish at the bottom of the table.

“Apart from the result today, we also overtook the Courts Young Lions,” Steinebrunner said.

“Six, seven weeks ago, people written us off and the team over the last two months have shown what they are capable of.

“People forget we had a good League Cup, a good start to the season, June and July we we had Yuki and Kento out, and you can see that that hurt us. Now that everyone was back, you could see what this team could do.”

Steinebrunner added: “What happened today again was we didn’t take things for granted and went out to play football and showed our character.”

“Sure, before the season we hoped for a higher ranking but we didn’t know we were going to lose Yuki and Kento for large period.”