Home United skipper Juma’at Jantan believes that the humid weather in Goa shall play an important role when his side take on Churchill Brothers in a group E AFC Cup fixture on Tuesday.
“In the S-League we play at night. The weather will play a big part. But as a professional we can’t cite that as a reason. We have to play. Hopefully everything goes well.
“On Monday, we will have our first practice session. On Sunday, because of fatigue, the coach (Lee Lim Saeng) decided to have a relaxing session. Monday will be our first session,” said the full-back.
The Singaporean outfit have a point from their two matches in the competition and Jantan explained that they should have done better in their last tie against Indonesia’s Persipura Jayapura in the 1-1 draw.
“We should have won the game. In the second half they scored one goal that because of a lack of concentration on our side. In the first half we should have killed them by three-or-four goals.
“Sometimes it’s funny as we tried our best but couldn’t score; and on that day they scored one goal.”
Domestically too, Home United have made a slow start in the S-League this term with one win in three matches so far.
“I don’t take injuries as a reason. The players should step up and we have to show good football. Hopefully we can get three points here,” he signed off.
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