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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ Fleet-Footed Striker, Amy Recha

Geylang International’s Fleet-Footed Striker, Amy Recha Shares His Views & Opinions About Being A Geylang Eagle.

5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ Fleet-Footed Striker, Amy Recha

Question 1 –

Please do share with us, on how Geylang International has been instrumental in your development then (2011-2013) and now? What do the GIFC die-hard fans mean to you personally?

Ans: First of all, I am very grateful to Geylang for giving me a chance, when I was turned away by many clubs due to my small stature. I am really grateful and truly appreciate the time in Bedok, especially with all my previous coaches in this club for giving me a chance and opportunity to let me play and nurture me during my youth days to become a better player. For me, GIFC is like a second home to me. Been here since I was young and to the die-hard fans, I really LOVE them! It is because when you’re down and out during games, I can still hear them sing their hearts out to the players and this certainly spur us on to do surge forward and do better. To be honest, the ‘fans’ element truly makes the Eagles unique in its own way.

Question 2 –

What do you think is your best position (winger, out wide, support strike or centre forward) and do you think Geylang has been utilizing you well? Tell us more about the role you are playing under Coach Noor’s unorthodox 3-5-2 tactic?

Ans: I like to play on either wing or as a centre forward. But personally, I love to play as a centre forward more. I’m playing as a centre forward for the new 3-5-2 tactic, and for me it’s working well because Shawal Anuar and I are starting to understand each other very well. I am also learning something new in every game and have also included defensive attributes in my game, when we strikers are tasked to drop back to defend as a team and apply pressure on defenders with the ball. It has become more of a balanced formation for the team to attack and defend together.


Question 3 –

How does it feel to face your former club – the Young Lions today ? Tell me more as majority of the current Geylang squad are made up of the former Young Lions whom were ‘Class of 92’ boys and 2015 SEA Games players?
 

Ans: I am always excited to face my old club! It truly brings back old memories whenever I see the Young Lions’ jersey. I also understand what the current boys’ thoughts, feelings and expectations are. For myself, I am very lucky to be playing in the same team as most of my peers have made the switch to Geylang. As a group, we know each other very well from our younger days and that really shows the not only off the pitch but on the pitch as well, with our runs and passing. To be honest, I really miss all the players from the time I was with the Young Lions, especially the 2015 SEA Games players. For me, that team could actually win something with the quality of players we had. Nevertheless, the script did not go our way and we have to let bygones be bygones. Now with the ‘greenwhitearmy’, I want to achieve something big.

Question 4 –

You were the ‘talk of the town’ as u bagged the ‘Top Goalscorer’ award in the Prime League with Geylang a few years ago, but you have not broken your goalscoring duck this season with 13 games played? What is wrong and what is your personal target for this season and what is being done to better solve the problem as finishing is indeed a concern in GIFC?

Ans: Yes, but that was time ago. True enough it was a great feeling then, but currently in a goal drought, it is not a good feeling for any striker. However, I am not demoralized as so long the team gets the goals and points, I am more than willing to exchange it for my personal glory. I believe that I should keep working hard and sooner or later, I will bang in the goals. I personally overthink too much for not putting the ball in the net, but I am sure lady-luck will shine on those whom are determined. My personal target is to BREAK my GOALSCORING DROUGHT and WIN a piece of SILVERWARE for the Eagles. I am sure we can achieve the feat, because we got the players and we are truly hungry for The New Paper League Cup.

Question 5 –

The funniest in the dressing room?

Ans: Isa Halim and Stanely Ng. They always crack wacky jokes and disturb people in the changing room especially Nor Azli!

The fittest ‘Beast’ in the team?

Ans: Anders Aplin. The man is a MONSTER!!!

The ‘Blur Sotong’ of the Eagles?

Ans: Yuki-San! (Yuki Ichikawa) whom makes everyone burst into laughter with his radical facial expressions.

The most stylish hunk?

Ans: Our Capitano, Isa Halim. Just like how a captain should be a role-model on the pitch, our Eagles’ skipper lead the lines in terms of dressing and style.

The Best Team-Mate?

Ans: Stanely Ng! My partner in crime and in laughter moments. He is an awesome buddy on and off the pitch, as he knows what I am truly thinking and feeling.

A teammate whom gives you the instant confidence when you see him in the starting line-up?

Ans: GK Syazwan Buhari. With this man in goal, you know the opponents will have a tough time to score against the Beast.

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