Singapore Premier League • March 25, 2014

Salim Salutes Players’ Character


Written By: Zack Rahim

Once again, Salim Moin was full of praise for his team after another potentially decisive win.

The three-time defending champions faced a tricky task going up against Brunei DPMM last night, but Salim’s men came back from a goal down to steal all the points and move to the top of the table.

The Stags came back from 1-0 down to beat Pune FC in last week’s AFC Cup game, and they showed the same determination against the Bruneians.

“I salute them. Their attitude, character, organisation… it was great,” said Salim.

“I’m proud of them and they played excellent football,” added the former Woodlands Wellington coach.

He was equally as kind when asked to talk about DPMM, who he said were “marvelous”.

“They’ve shown unity and a change of attitude, and I’m sure they can go far this season,” said Salim, whose team won the 2012 S-League title by one point over DPMM.

DPMM coach Steve Kean was left ruing his team’s missed chances, saying that they had to be more “ruthless” if they were to win the game.

“Tampines had two chances and we had 14 or 15 chances,” said Kean.

“If you don’t take those chance, the other team will be “Wait, we’re still in it! But we created a lot of chances and that’s the positive we can take away from this.

“This performance… won’t affect our confidence,” he promised.