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Eagles’ head coach Jorg Steinebrunner speaks after 2-0 victory over Woodlands

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The Eagles resumed their league campaign with a clinical 2-0 win over the Woodlands Wellington Rams at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Goals from Aliff Shafaein and Ridhuan Muhammad proved to be enough for the Eagles to take all three points after a three weeks break in the league.

Eagles’ head coach Jorg Steinebrunner was understandably happy with the result and the performance of his team. “Good performance today and I thought we looked quite comfortable throughout the game. They didn’t have many chances or even many shots on goal.” He said.

The German was especially happy with the way the two goals were scored and said, “When you look at the first goal, it was all about our right hand side, Hafiz and Ridhuan. The second goal was a great through ball with great timing, speed and pace for Ridhuan and good finishing from him.”

Captain Ridhuan Muhammad, who finished the game with an assist and a goal, was visibly happy with his performance. “Of course I am happy I, especially with tonight performance and having the chance the score. We really wanted to win this match and we got the job done.” He enthused.

However, despite the win, Jorg was unhappy with the way the team squandered several chances to extend the lead and kill the game.

“2-0 is always a dangerous result and there can be one freak moment where they get the game back to 2-1. We will start to get really nervous as they will be trying to push forward and anything could have happened. So I was disappointed as we definitely could have scored a third or fourth goal. I think if the score is 3-0, the game is over.”

“I’m happy with the performance and work rate of the boys but we could have been more clinical. What Leonel was trying to do in the one-on-one with the goalkeeper, that’s a mystery and I haven’t asked him.”

He added, referring to the big chance which Leonel could have put the game beyond doubt.

He ended by stating his aims for the rest of the season, “We have a responsibility to our fans, to the club and to the S-League to play every game till the end. If we can catch Balestier then so be it. We are going to keep trying and we want to finish as high as possible.”

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