ST Sports Talk Ep 134: What is next for Lions after Middle East disappointment?
Synopsis: ST Sports Talk is The Straits Times' monthly sports podcast.
In this episode, sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and sports reporter Deepanraj Ganesan invite former professional player and coach Shasi Kumar - who commentated on all three of Singapore’s World Cup qualifying matches in Saudi Arabia June - to chat about the national football team’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
Shasi - who now also hosts the Silverfox Hustle podcast - discusses with Sazali and Deepan the factors behind the Lions crumbling in the Middle East and what the team can do to rediscover the verve that made them a joy to watch not too long ago.
1. Pandemic or league standard to blame for fitness levels? (3:42)
2. Are criticisms of Tatsuma Yoshida’s squad selection valid? (6:56)
3. How to forge leadership in the team? (12:37)
4. Is Yoshida still the right man to lead the Lions? (16:44)
Edited by: Aleemah Basirah
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