Fu Bo: The scoreline is not important

The China caretaker coach was not fussed with the margin of victory over Singapore and was instead happy his side managed to play as how he wanted

China caretaker coach Fu Bo played down his side’s 6-1 trouncing of Singapore in a friendly on Friday evening after the game, though he was pleased with what he saw.

“The score is not important, [but what is important is that] we could play some football which pressurised our opponents, which brought more pleasure,” Fu said.

“We made some mistakes in our defensive areas, but I told my players we must accept what had happened, and needed to try and score more later in the game.”

Fu also revealed the game was purely seen as preparation for the matches against Indonesia in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, and the players should concentrate more on providing the same effort instead of the result achieved against Singapore.

“It was a game used to prepare for the two games against Indonesia in October and November," he pointed out.

"I request for the players to keep up the pressure up front and tackle for the ball, play our style of game and create some chances."

Despite the score line, Fu felt his side got a lucky break with their opening goal and credited Singapore's new manager Bernd Stange for adopting an attacking strategy.

“Singapore changed its coach and they also tried to attack in front," he said.

"It was a lucky goal that we scored in the first 10 minutes, and both teams had a good match in the first 30 minutes.

“In every game, we need to respect the opponent, and try to play with our best with them.”