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DPMM FC head coach Rene Weber has underlined the modesty of the scoreline against Geylang International FCduring an emphatic 4-1 win the Singapore Premier League at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on Tuesday night.
Weber indicated that his charges could have won by a bigger margin following a bombardment of attacks in the opening minutes of the game, putting the visitors on the back-foot.
"We did well and we played to win. I think the result could have been larger.We lost too many opportunities but whats important is the three points," Weber said in a port-match interview.
The Brazilian sets a top four target in the league adding that they will build on from their aspirations once they are in their whereabouts of the initial target.
"I am happy that the team played for the win.It is not because of luck as we had more opportunities.
"The players also made sacrifices; Brian made sacrifices, Hendra Azam with pain made sacrifices as well as well as Suhaimi who played with sacrifice.
"Sportsmen ought to make sacrifices to help the team.Today we did and I congratulate the players," he added.
Despite the magnitude of the victory,the coach stated that it was not an easy gameespecially dealing with the long ball approach from Geylang.
The team's new-look attacking workforce signalled promise and has gelled instantly with the foreign importsd impressing.
Despite each of his attacking optionshaving a hand in three of the goals, Weber, however, credited all the components of the team.
"I don't only talk of the offensive side of the game as the defence side as did well.I want to talk about our team as we had good teamwork today which is very important,"the head coach said.
Meanwhile his opponent number Geylang's head caoch Hirotaka Usui acknowledged the strength of the home side during the defeat.
"It is a very difficult game because DPMM have players with veru good ability and they are very strong," he said in a post-match interview.
The head coach identified local duo Azwan Ali and Adi Said as very skilled players,both of whom provided a constant threat during the game.
The Japanese, who replaced Noor Ali this term, admitted that the first goal they conceded was a setback before adding that they still amanged opportunities in the game.
"Te first goal caused us damage but we were able to create many opportunities especially in the second half so I have confidence," said Hirotaka.
DPMM FC netted four golas in consecutive home matches after cruising to a 4-1 victory over Geylang International FC in the Singapore Premier League at the Hassanal Bolkiah Natonal Stadium last night.
The Brunei based outfit also exacted redemption with the same scoreline against the Eagles after they were beaten on home soil last season.
DPMM hit the post three times in a space of eight minutes with both coming from azwan Sallehwhile Volodomyr Pryyomov also came unstuck with his headr.
The visitors adopted a surprise tactical gameplay with creative playmaker Fumiya Kogure who bagged a hattrick here last season swapping positions with defender Anders Aplin.
DPMM winger Azwan Ali struck a fine shot after being set up by Adi Said but unfortunately hit the post before being denied again with Volodomyr creating te chance on a second occasion in the opening five minutes.
Nevertheless,the visitors succumbed to the relentless pressure as defender Zulfadli Zainal reliquished possession of the ball allowing Adi Said to capitalise and apply maximum punishment.
The forward had options with Volodomyr to his left but he was confident enough to take the shot and drive the ball home after giving the eyes to goalie Zainol Gulam.
Despite the barrage of attacks,Geylang somehow surprisingly found themselves back in the game after Suhaimi Sulau's attempted clearance was diverted unknowingly into the path of Muhammad Noor Ariff and into the net.
However, the hosts put their noses infront after Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh turned home a powerful header after being set up by Adi.
The visitors who carved a rare chance in the midst of busy defence at the other end as Fairoz Hasan's shot was deflected of a home defender.
If the opportunities had been converted,Adi would sure be leading the assists and the forward seemed to be in charitable mood after yet another pinpoint cross which Volodomyr headed just wide.
DPMM enjoyed a good combination move with Mojtaba and Azwan Ali linking up well before Volodomyr smashed a shot rom a tight angle.
It was the same trio that contributed to the third goal as Volodomyr enjoyed the labour constructed from thr magnificient Mojtaba with the former tidily picking his spot leaving Zainol rooted from the spot in the 54th minute.
The hosts were riding on a good momentum as Volodomyr struck again a couple of minutes later with a neat header following a Hendra azam's cross beyond the reach of Zainol for his side's fourth of the game.
In the 65th minute, Azwan Ali teed up Volodomyr who shot low but this time Zainol was equal to the task.Suhaimi then delivered a dangerous cross into the box as Azwan Salleh's header slammed agains tthe crossbar.
At the end, DPMM maintained their composure after few dangerous attacks by Geylang, but the DPMM defenders were up to the task.The score remained 4-1 at the end of the game,as DPMM go up to econd in the league after three matches.
Albirex Niigata (S) made it 28 straight wins at Jurong East Stadium after a 2--0 victory over Brunei DPMM on Saturday evening as they stayed top of the Great Eastern Hyundai Singapore Premier League standings.
In a match that was delayed for 30 minutes due to inclement weather, first half strikes from adam Swandi and Wataru Murofushi was enough for the reigning champions to record a third win in as many games.
In the basence of the injured McLean, the DPMM defence was torn apart as Adam capitalised on a poor clearance to net his first Albirex goal after meremy 40 seconds on the clock.
Murofushi then extended Albirex's lead in the fourth minute.After his run into the 18-yard box was unchecked, the Albirex skipper calmly slotted the ball past DPMM custodian Haimie Nyaring to leave the Brunei fans shell-shocked.
Murufoshi nearly doubled his tally on 11 minutes following a quick one-two with Adam,but he failed to divert the latter's cutback towards goal from cloas range.
The visitors then got an opportunity of their own at the other end three minutes later with Volodymyr Pryyomov hitting a shot straight at Albirex goalkeeper Yosuke Nozawa.
DPMM came out of the interval with all guns blazing,but were unable to breach the Albirex backline led by Shun Kumaga and Kaishu Yamazaki.
Instead, it was Albirex who could have gone further ahead with Adam, Murufoshi and Shuhei Hoshino all shooting off target.
DPMM piled on the pressure in the closing stages and were unlucky not to pull one back.azwan Ali's effort was deflected out for a corner in the 71st minute, before Adi Said saw his half volley come off the body of teammate Pryyomov moments later.
Albirex hung on to claim maximum points in their opening home match, while Rene Weber's side slumped to their first defeat of the season.
Albirex next face Home United at Bishan Stadium on April 18 while DPMM host Geylang Internatonal FC a day earlier at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
What they said
Albirex Head Coach Kazuaki Yoshinaga: "Although we scored two quick goalstoday, I was not happywith the flow of the game in the first half.I told my players they didn't have a good game and I want them to improve and we will work on that on the training ground.
"Finishing is not the only thing I want them to work on.My players are very young and I need them to show more situational awareness and they need to improve on more aspects of the game.I want the players to not be satisfied with just the win or three points, but to look at their individual performances and how they can improve."
DPMM Head Coach Rene Weber:"Any team around the world would find it difficult to organise themselves after letting in two early goals,but we managed to do that after the first 15 minutes.I'm not happy abourt the result, but am encouraged with the second half display.
"There are no excuses for losing but I hope we can continue improving with more games undwr our belt.I was happy with the contribution of the two foreign strikers and I didn't want to risk McLean today because I could miss him for a longer period of time."
Albirex Niigata may have won their first two games of the Singapore Premier League (SPL) season,but coach Kazuaki Yoshinaga believes that his young charges have yet to unleash their full potential.
Claiming the Community Shiled following a 2-1 victory over Tampines Rovers in the season-opener, the White Swans went on to beat Balestier Khalsa 1-0 last Sunday.
But, as the competition heats up,Albirex will face a severe test against DPMM at Jurong East Stadium tomorrow.
This season, DPMM have been allowed to sign three foreign players - one more than the six local senior clubs in the SPL - with no age restrictions.
That said, DPMM, who finished eighth on the nine-team table last year,have also sounded a warning to title contenders by beating Home United 4-2 last Saturday.
Yoshinaga told the New Paper after a training session yesterday morning: "I watched their game against Home United. I feel like their Ukrainian striker (Volodymyr Pryyomov) will make a huge impact on the team.
"DPMM played very well in their first game and,as compared to last year,they look more like a team."
Against the Protectors, Pryyomov, 32, scored two crucial golas, which Yoshinaga believes is a testament to the vital role he will play for the Bruneian outfit.
DPMM have also stregthened their squad with Iranian forward Mojtaba Mostafa,27 and defender Brian McLean, 32, in addition to the S-League's Young Player of the Yeat 2015 Azwan Ali and veteran goalkeeper Wardun Yussof.
Unlike DPMM Yoshinaga's team are a largely Under-23 side,with the exception of veteran goalkeeper Yosuke Nazawa.But, when asked for his thoughts about different rules for different teams,Yoshinaga declined to comment.
Recalling their narrow victory against Balestier,Yoshinaga admitted that it was a lacklustre performance by his team.
Said the 50-year old: "There were obvious problems for us at both ends of the pitch,both in attack and defence.
"The penalty that we conceded was also uncalled for, although Balestier didn't score from that.But they had also many good chances against us.
"For us to score through an own goal, there's definitely a lot to work on from that game."
Despite that,Yoshinaga is happy with his team's progress.
"Although they started off slow, the team are improving day by day," he said.
"They've played only two games,so some players have not been able to show what they can do yet.
"It'll take some time to get the best out of them,but with more games under their belt,I'm sure we'll get to where we want to be."
The White Swans are at the top of the SPL table,ahead of the Young Lions with one game in hand. But Yoshinaga insists he is not too bothered about their placing at this point.
He added: "As long as we keep improving each day, the position on the table will depict where we deserve to stand.
"Of course, towards the end of the season,we want to be on top."
DPMM FC ushered a new era under the tutelage of newly appointed head coach Rene Weber in style following a 4-2 win over Home United in their opening fixture of the Singapore Premier League at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium last night.
DPMM FCnew Ukrainian striker Vlodymyr Pryyomov enjoyed a dream debut under underlying his scoring pedigree with a brace to firmly establish himself as the main man upfront.
The Gegar Gegar men first foreign signing Majtba Esmaeielzadeh ended a roller coaster week in the best possible fashion after marking his debut with a goal.
DPMM FC local forward Adi Sadia and Mojtaba was originally in Weber's plans of first team selection but after a surprise failure in the mandatort Yo-yo test led to their omission on their friendly on Monday possibly to allow them ample time for test ahead of a redo.
However the attacking duo who looks set to compliment a dynamic attacking force in a nerly assembled DPMM side, passed their test and was named in the matchday-quad.
With the sense of expectation, the home starting squad mirrored a sidd that featured against Sabah in their final pre-season friendly with a couple of expected changes.
With the debate of who will partner McLean in the heart if defence, astring of fine performances has convinced Weber that Abdul Aziz Tamit was the ideal local paitring.
DPMM FC local recruits Suhaimi Anak Sulau and goalkeeper Haimie Anak Nyaring also made their debuts with the latter installed as the club's nuber one choice goalkeeper.
The hosts enjoyed a dream start after foreign import Vlodomyr Pryyomov opened the account with a neat finish in his debut in the 12th minute before Abdul Aziz double the lead two minutes later for his first goal since rejoining the club this year.
The visitors were punished after failing to clear succession of set-pieces as Vlodomyr nicked in to score his first goal of the club before Abd Aziz steered the ball home from close range fromt yet another corner.
the new era under newly appointed head coach Weber looked bright as DPMM found the third goal of the game with the Ukrainina on target on the 55th minute.
Mojtaba made it 4-0 for the hosts before before the Protectors finally got their name on the score-sheet albeit to an unfortunate own goal by Haimie.
Shahril Ishak netted in injury time but it was more of a consolation as DPMM stated the season with a win.