Monday, 23 March 2015

A point frustrates Kean and Aw

22 March 2015

Written By: Dwyane James

Steve Kean and Philippe Aw believed that their respective teams should have walked away with all three points from their encounter last night.

The two coaches expressed their views after watching Brunei DPMM and Home United remain as the only two unbeaten teams in the Great Eastern Yeo’s S-League after a 2-2 draw in Bandar Seri Begawan.

DPMM coach Kean felt that they had done enough to win it but had only themselves to blame late on.

“We are disappointed not to take all three points but we are unbeaten and still have a game in hand, putting us in a strong position,” said Kean.

“We have to learn to manage the game better in the last 20 minutes. We didn’t take the sting out of the game and played a higher tempo than what was required which saw Home United get a hold of the ball,” added the DPMM coach.

“I thought we had enough possession of the ball and chances to see the game out. We put pressure on ourselves towards the end with the number of balls coming into the box.

“To be fair, Home United put a lot of good quality into the box during that period and they sustained enough pressure to get a goal,” he added.

His counterpart Aw felt that the turning point came just before the interval and they should have not conceded then.

“For me the game changer was that goal on the stroke of halftime,” Aw said.

“Our player was down so we kicked it out. We expected ball to come back to us but our opponents didn’t. They continued playing and we conceded that goal.”

Nonetheless, he was delighted with the showing of his charges.

“I’m happy with the performance of my team. We knew they had tall players and their No 19 (Rafael Ramazotti) was good in the air,” said Aw.

“We created chances and we dominated the last 15 minutes. If you ask me, I’m disappointed as we should have taken the three points today,” he concluded.


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