The Tanjong Pagar United coach lauded his team’s ability in not conceding, while Courts Young Lions' S. Subramani felt that the score wasn’t reflective of the whole game
Patrick Vallee’s Jaguars set the stage for the Courts Young Lions at the Queenstown Stadium and beat them 3-0 to claim a victory in their first round Group B match of the StarHub League Cup.
Kamel Ramdani netted once in the first period while his strike colleague Monsef Zerka struck twice in the second half.
Vallee was not totally convinced with his side's performance against the Young Lions but conceded that he was glad that they got all three points.
“I’m not sure if it was our game tonight but it was a good game for Tanjong Pagar,” the Frenchman said.
“I am happy for Monsef [Zerka] who did well to score two good goals; he has really good striker instincts!”
The Jaguars coach also lauded his defence for keeping a clean sheet against a Young Lions side that, to him, was always improving.
“The defence did a very good job to keep a clean sheet, that I like, and the build up play was excellent," he praised.
“We have been doing a good job thus far and we will continue to do out best for all competitions.”
His opposite number, standing in for Aide Iskandar who is away with the Singapore national team, was a rather disgruntled S. Subramani.
“It was one of our best games this season but I think we conceded too early," he lamented.
“I am happy with the performance but I’m not pleased with the result."
Subramani felt that the score was not a clear reflection of how the game went as he pointed out Sherif El-Masri’s tenacity upfront.
“Sherif did reasonably well to threaten the Tanjong Pagar goal but he simply lacked support," the former Singapore international said.
“Moving forward, we will take positives from this match into our coming League Cup fixtures."