SAFFC coach Richard Bok thought that his side were not in top form, but believed that his side still created sufficient chances to winSAFFC coach Richard Bok believed that his side deserved to have won the game, given the quality of his squad, and is worried about the increasing gap between his side and the current league leaders Brunei DPMM and Harimau Muda.
“We made two defensive mistakes,” said Bok, “But having said that, I believe we created enough chances to win the game.”
When asked if the SAFFC might have been complacent when taking on the ninth-placed Woodlands Wellington, Bok said that it was unlikely.
“I don’t know if it was complacency,” he said. “But I don’t think we take anything for granted.”
Bok praised his opponents and said that they did well, “giving their 100 per cent” during the game.
With regards to the overall performance of his team so far in the S-League, Bok thought that there were some tactical adjustments that he had to make, especially about his team’s poor defensive showing in recent games.
“I don’t know when we can get a clean sheet!” Bok quipped jokingly. The SAFFC has conceded 16 goals so far, which is the same number of goals they have scored.
Despite Tatsuro Inui’s remarkable performance for the period he was on, creating several good chances, Bok said that he had to take him off because he was “not playing to instructions”.
Winger Inui was replaced by Zulfadli Zainal Abidin in the 72nd minute.
Bok also expressed his worry that the growing gap between SAFFC and the league leaders is becoming insurmountable.
“After today, I am [now] worried about the gap,” he said. “We need to start picking up points.”
Bok said that he might be making some changes with his squad come June, but right now it was crucial that they work together to win.