Eagles’ Vedhamuthu Kanan disappointed with team performance against Warriors
By Andrew Ang on 24 February 2014
Geylang International head coach Vedhamuthu Kanan was disappointed with the 2-1 loss against Warriors FC.
Geylang International’s 2014 campaign started with a loss to Warriors FC at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium. Speaking to the Geylang International Media Team after the loss, head coach, Kanan Vedhamuthu, was disappointed with his side’s performance.
Citing his team’s bad start, he said: “We had a very poor start to the game, and we let the Warriors dominate for almost 60 minutes.” He also lamented his side’s inability to keep possession, saying, “Every time we had the ball, we gave it away too cheaply, and that’s where they played the long balls to start attacking us.”
The Eagles’ head coach also added that his players had failed to apply what they had prepared during training. He said: “If we had played like we did during training, we would have gotten a better result than a two-one loss.”
Next up for the Eagles is an away trip to the Bishan Stadium to take on Home United.
When quizzed on his level of confidence heading into the next game, Geylang’s head coach said it was not going to be easy. “Playing at Bishan, they’ll be hungry to win, especially since they lost their first game,” he said.
However, he looked on the positive side as he was eager to welcome back key players, who had been unavailable for selection against the Warriors. Mustaqim Manzur had been ill, Hamqammal Shah was suspended after picking up four yellow cards last season with Balestier Khalsa and Leonel Felice had yet to receive his employment pass. “One good thing is that most of our key players will be back. At least we will have some depth in our squad to face Home United.”