Lee Lim Saeng’s men managed to revive their 2013 S.League campaign with a convincing 3-0 win away from home.
Goals from Jordan Webb, Sirina Camara and Lee Kwan Woo saw a very frustrated Patrick Vallee leave pitch-side for the locker room.
Despite the three-goal battering of the Jaguars, the Home United coach was very humble at the post-match press conference.
“I really appreciate my players’ efforts in the game, especially Webb and Camara for putting in a lot of effort to get the first two goals,” Lee said.
The Korean acknowledged the criticism he had received for the poor start to the season and hoped that his players can maintain their form for future games.
He added: “We built our confidence in training after our bad results, we had to ensure and all the problems have been sorted before entering the game."
“I am very proud of my players.”
Vallee, on the flipside, was upset at the way the match turned out for his side.
“Everything went wrong,” the Frenchman said with a smile as he stepped into the press room at the Queenstown Stadium.
“Sometimes you can do your best and things will still not turn in your fortune,” he added.
Tanjong Pagar dropped three points at home but Vallee was adamant that he was not losing sight of his objective.
“I never said that I was aiming to win the league title," he added.
“The 3-0 loss is a bad result but Tanjong Pagar is a new team with new ambitions."
Besides suggesting that his side was slightly underprivileged at the back without Anthony Aymard, Vallee ended the press conference with his most disappointing outcome of the night.
“I am very disappointed that I couldn’t give the fans their first home win.”