Sarawak head coach, Robert Alberts has slammed his players for a lack of focus that resulted in a loss for his team against the Red Giants on their own turf last Tuesday.
Robert Alberts stated that the two goals scored by Selangor were because the players did not focus, and he admitted that the midfielders were not good enough to score goals, despite having two import players, Ryan Griffiths and Hassan Mohamad.
According to Utusan, Alberts said “Sarawak players need to learn their lesson from this defeat and not to do it again. I am quite disappointed with the performance shown by Ryan and Hassan as they didn’t really help in attacking.”
Alberts also insisted that every player should take responsibility for their recent poor form and not only put the blame on certain individuals.
“I don’t want to point fingers at any players because I believe for every defeat, everyone must take the blame including myself. I hope we can bounce back as we also lost in our previous game against Pahang. There are a lot of weaknesses and we did a lot of mistakes tonight because our midfield was weak and always lost possession,” he added.
Meanwhile, Alberts praised Selangor players, especially those in midfield and defence who were impressive in the win.
Selangor opened the scoring through Andik Vermanshah, after a mistake by Sani Anuar, while Thamil Arasu doubled Selangor’s lead in the second half, with Ronny Harun making the mistake.
The win has put Selangor third in the table, behind Pahang and Terengganu, while Sarawak are currently in 7th place and will face fourth-place Johor Darul Takzim next Saturday.