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Wrong to focus on Lions' goal drought against Philippines: Avramovic

Published on Dec 11, 2012 5:14 PM
 
Singapore footballer Shahdan Sulaiman (right, in red) fails to shoot through the desperate Filipino defending during the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final against the Philippines held in Manila on 6 Dec 2012. The match ended in a goalless draw. Singapore has not scored against the Philippines in their last three matches, but Lions coach Raddy Avramovic is not worried by the statistic ahead of their Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup semi-final second-leg clash. -- NP PHOTO:  KELVIN CHNG

Singapore has not scored against the Philippines in their last three matches, but Lions coach Raddy Avramovic is not worried by the statistic ahead of their Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup semi-final second-leg clash.

"I don't like that type of negative thinking," he told reporters at a pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

"The team has shown great character and we should recognise that. Whether we score goals or not is down to moments in the game. To focus on that part, I think is wrong."

Saturday's 0-0 stalemate in Manila meant that a scoring draw at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday will send the Philippines through to their first AFF Cup final on the away goals rule.

 
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