Singapore Premier League • August 31, 2014

Salim Displeased With Luckless Rams


Written by: Muhammad Yazid

Woodlands Wellington coach Salim Moin was displeased with his luckless Rams’ performance as they were denied maximum points by Syafwan Syahlan who scored two minutes from time to snatch a point for Harimau Muda.

“The last five minutes of the game is always very crucial and we should know how to play with time,” he started off.

“The minute we have lapses in concentration and do not put in effort to chase the ball, this is what happens.

“My team was complacent towards last ten minutes. We did not know what to do next and everybody tried to go in various directions.

“I wanted them to be simple and I told them that football is about intelligence. They have to be responsible with the ball.”

Despite only managing to claim a draw, the former national player was contented with the display of his side.

“Overall I am satisfied with the performance of my team,” Salim mentioned.

“We are starting to get hungrier and we created many chances but the ball could not go into the net.

“Moon Soon Ho and Andy Ahmad had chances to score and it was awesome to see the team being compact and organized.”

After a dismal start to the season, Harimau are finally racking up the points and Razip Ismail had nothing but praise for his young side.

“I am happy with the draw and satisfied with the way we played after three weeks,” Razip expressed.

“At least we got a point. It was difficult but my boys played very hard to earn it. My players never gave up and the team spirit was good as they kept on going.”

“We had a difficult competition in Brunei but we need to understand that the S.League is a different competition. We need to gather the strengths and try to get points so that we are not very far from the teams above us.”