Match Preview: Home United vs Geylang International
By Eagles Admin on 29 July 2013
Good delivery in set pieces will be crucial for the Eagles tonight
It will be an uphill task in the second-leg of the RHB Singapore Cup Quarter-Finals when Geylang International travel to Bishan Stadium with a two-goal deficit. The Eagles’ form against the Protectors in recent times will also weigh against the odds of a possible fairytale comeback.
Home United’s Coach Lee Lim Saeng will be happy with the two goals advantage his team currently holds though one can expect that he will be expecting his charges to wrap up the tie as comprehensively and as fast as possible.
The Protectors would do well to sit back and absorb the pressure from Geylang International but it is more likely that the Eagles will face the same hard pressing tactics that Coach Lee deployed in the first-leg.
Apart from the injured Fabian Kwok and Delwinder Singh, Yasir Hanapi will also miss this game after picking up two yellow cards in the first tie at Bedok Stadium.
Captain Jozef Kaplan will be brushing off the disappointment of the first tie and lead his men to try and achieve the unlikeliest of results. The Eagles will have to find their tenacity which was so sorely missing last week if they are to come back into this tie.
Stefan Milojevic performed admirably in only his second game of the season last week and can be expected to be a constant thorn for the Protectors.
Acknowledging the task at hand, Coach V Kanan have worked the boys hard in training the past 5 days and have this to say to the loyal Eagles’ fans ;
“We know it is not going to be easy but we are going to fight and get the goals. Our target will be to get a goal in each half. We have been training hard for the last five days preparing on how to counter Home United. We are definitely going to Bishan with a game plan.”