I always have the opinion that the Singapore Lions is a lousy team. Now I know that the Lebanese national team is also lousy. Suddenly, I feel a sense of national pride that we are just slightly better than the Lebanese.
Actually, to be precise, Lebanon has a ultra lousy coach. Here an exerpt from his post-match interview:
Lebanon's coach Emile Rustom, who was missing four first-team players including Cologne midfielder Roda Antar, bemoaned his selection problems.
"It was expected. Lebanon were missing four key players, you can imagine Singapore without four players," he said.
What a LOSER!!! Haaahaaa.....
You mean the rest of your team cannot play?
Mr Rustom, when you cannot do something, seriously reflect on what your management skills and how to improve. Don't blame the circumstances. Who will you blame when your team meets a stronger team? Blame it on Israel?
Soccer-Singapore ease to qualifying win over Lebanon
Reuters - Thursday, March 27
SINGAPORE, March 26 - Singapore
comfortably beat Lebanon 2-0 to pick up the first three points of their Asian
World Cup third round qualifying campaign on Wednesday.
The city-state's 37-year-old striker Aleksander Duric, who scored twice on
his debut in the 3-1 second stage aggregate victory over Tajikistan, opened the
scoring in the seventh minute after capitalising on some poor Lebanese
Midfielder Fazrul Nawaz then doubled the home side's advantage, effectively
sealing the game after 24 minutes.
Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic praised Bosnian-born Duric, who was
called-up to the national squad late last year after becoming a Singapore
"He was running hard in the first half and then in the second half he was
playing more in midfield, I think he has done really well for us," Avramovic
Lebanon's coach Emile Rustom, who was missing four first-team players
including Cologne midfielder Roda Antar, bemoaned his selection
"It was expected. Lebanon were missing four key players, you can imagine
Singapore without four players," he said.
Singapore move to second in Group 4, level on points with Saudi Arabia whom
they lost to in February and three points behind leaders Uzbekistan. Lebanon
remain bottom without a point.