Lee calls for Home to improve further

The Korean coach oversaw his side’s first win in the AFC Cup this season but believes his players have room to be better and more consistent

Home United finally notched their first victory in four AFC Cup games with a Wednesday evening with a 2-1 victory over Churchill Brothers, but coach Lee Lim Saeng insisted after the game that his team can improve further.

Strikers Fazrul Nawaz and Indra Sahdan netted to ensure Precious Emuejeraye’s freak own goal did not matter in the end at Jalan Besar Stadium, giving the Protectors three crucial points in their Group E clash.

But the S.League side should have won by a bigger margin as they dominated from start to finish and Lee called on his players to do better at the post-match press conference.

“I am happy to see my players’ effort, but we need to improve more [in terms of] finishing, connecting the ball and the support between defence and attack,” he pointed out.

“We tried [playing] attacking football for 90 minutes... we tried our best and hopefully we can show that constantly (consistently).”

The Korean also reserved praise for Indra, who made his first appearance since suffering a horror leg-break while playing for Singapore in a friendly against Hong Kong in September last year.

“I am happy to see Indra because he scored after his long injury,” Lee stated. “Fazrul has also already come back and contributed to the team. I am very happy to see them because it can be (mean) healthy competition amongst the players; we need healthy competition in the team so that we can improve.”

Home will face New Radiant at the Jalan Besar Stadium next Wednesday, April 9, while Churchill host Persipura on the same night.