Sundram: Playing away with ten men is difficult

The LionsXII coach was a glad to have walked away with at least a point especially after losing Baihakki.
By Eddie Ridzwan

In what was supposed to be a stroll in the park, Sundram’s boys had to work their socks off to hang on to a point in the closing stages of the game after Baihakki was sent off for a second yellow card.

Having failed to capitalise on the chance to sit on top of the league table, coach Sundram highlighted the importance of not losing the game today.

"Playing with ten men away from home is always difficult, nevertheless, we did not lose the game.
"Felda only had one shot [on target] and there wasn’t much threat," the former Singapore International said.

Sundram also admitted that his side was fortunate that Ghaddar was not available for Felda in this match.

"Ghaddar is important to them and with his presence, it could have been a different game for us," he added.

Felda coach, K. Devan also echoed Sundram’s sentiments.

"It was hard for us to play without Ghaddar. Our attack and midfield were lacking creativity and penetration," said the Felda coach.

With regards to the goal that was ruled out, he said: "After watching the replay, I agree with the referee’s decision."

LionsXII will next host defending champions Kelantan at the Jalan Besar Stadium on the March 9. The match will kickoff at 7.45pm.