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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ Midfield Beast Nor Azli Yussof

10421193_937844752901814_9172704006780675113_nGeylang International’s Defensive Midfielder Nor Azli Yussof, shares his opinions as an Eagle and his thoughts about the upcoming fixture against Hougang United FC on 23rd October 2015 at the Bedok Stadium.

5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Eagles’ Midfield Beast Nor Azli Yussof

Question 1 –

Your opinions about the 4-1 ‘Eastern Derby’ defeat, against Tampines Rovers at Bedok Stadium?

Ans: The result against Tampines Rovers was painful. We really wanted to secure not only the three points, but also reinstate our pride. I believe, we played well, but we gave too much space to Tampines’ strikers, whom punished us miserably. Overall, it was not a pleasant result, but Shawal Anuar’s consolation goal would certainly give something to cheer about.

Winning and losing is part and parcel of football. I am sure that the boys and myself, will be focused at our next task at hand – Hougang United on Friday evening.

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Question 2 –

It is a make-or-break fixture against the Cheetahs as a win would propel us away from the bottom spot, whilst a draw or loss would keep us rooted at last place. Your thoughts about the next game, against Hougang?

Ans: Yes. I agree that it is indeed a do-or-die match with the Cheetahs. It is very simple, the winner of the game, will not be bottom place, for at least a match week. It is very crucial for us to take this opportunity to overtake Hougang and get out of the dreaded bottom spot. I am really hungry for the win, as the Eagles are stuck in last place, for quite some time. It is time, for the Eagles to start soaring up the table. It is either now or never. The whole team, knows the consequences of losing the match and we are all geared up for remaining six ‘cup-finals’.

Question 3 –

If given a choice to partner any central midfielder in the world, whom would it be and why?

Ans: Frank Lampard. The ex-Chelsea midfielder has always caught my eyes with his box to box running antics and goal scoring abilities. If I am paired up with him, he will be able to take on the creative role by creating assists and scoring goals, whilst I protect the back four and make interceptions or tackles.

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Question 4 –

You have previously played for Tanjong Pagar United FC and Home United FC. How different is it playing for the Eagles and your views about the current set of Geylang players?

Ans: According to me, plying my trade in different clubs, does not matter. It really has no difference, as each and every club took care of its players and has a rich traditional history. Geylang has been my home for two seasons already and it feels good here. The current players have loads of potential and every player, be it local or foreigner, each one of them compliments the team in a whole.

Despite, having no silverware to boast this season, the Eagles are eager to finish the league strong and definitely not in bottom spot.

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Question 5 –

Which current or former S.League players would make up your deadly XI selection and which formation would you implement?

Ans:

I would love to implement a 3-5-2 formation.

Goalkeeper –
Hassan Sunny (Warriors FC)

Defenders – 3
Choketawee Promrut – (Tampines Rovers)
Sead Muratovic – (Tampines Rovers)
Sevki Sha’ban – (Geylang International)

Midfielders – 5
Hafiz Nor – (Geylang International)
Lee Kwan-Woo – (Home United)
Nor Azli Yusoff – (Geylang International)
Therdsak Chaiman – (SAFFC)
Shawal Anuar – (Geylang International)

Forwards – 2
Shahril Ishak – (Home United)
Frederic Mendy – (Home United)

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