Still on Singapore’s recent 0-6 thrashing by Iran in their group’s opening Asian Cup qualifying match.
Here’s a video of the match highlinghts namely Ismal Yunos’ dismissal and the six goals that Iran subsequently scored.
I’ll leave it to you decide how badly Singapore played in the match after Ismail’s sacking in the 39th minute.
As you watch, do recall national coach Raddy Avramovic’s criticism of the Lions:
“They didn’t want to play as a team. It looked like nobody wanted to put in the extra effort that is necessary when you play with 10 men. That is just wrong.”
“Some players don’t feel responsible for the team, that was clear. When we were in possession, nobody wanted the ball. You will only concede three goals in five minutes if you play without responsibility.”
Do you think Avramovic’s criticisms were justified?
As for me, what I can see from the video was a woeful performance by the Singapore backine and some seriously horrendous marking (or lack of).
Singapore takes on Jordan on Wednesday, 28 Jan, at the National Stadium. It has to win this match if it wants to grab one of the group’s two qualifying spots for the 2011 Asian Cup. Jordan drew 0-0 with Thailand in their opening group encounter.
You can watch the video of that game here:
Also, check out this blog: http://goalztv.tk – it has a collection of Asian intenational matches and seems to beupdated fairly frequently.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan