Patrick Vallee: i’m proud of my players

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Tanjong Pagar coach impressed with his team

Two second half goals from Woodlands Wellington conspired to make the Jaguar’s day a lot harder than it should of been, after putting themselves three goals to the good at half-time.

After a 3-3 draw in the second leg of the Singapore Cup last Saturday saw his side through to the semi-finals 5-4 on aggregate, Vallee was full of praise for his players.

Speaking to Goal Singapore, he said: “I am very proud of my team as we had a very difficult week and also several injuries, especially after the Singapore Cup.

“I am happy for Ahmad Latiff as he was not supposed to play tonight because of an injury but he wanted to play for the club, and this is what the club is all about this year (determination and fighting spirit).”

The Jaguars currently sit in third place in the S-League, unbeaten in their last six games, just two points behind Albirex Niigita. They face Young Lions after the mid-season break a match given their opponents current form they will be confident of winning.

Vallee refused to be drawn into speculation on whether the Jaguars can hold onto third spot: “I do not know what position we can achieve [in the end] but what they have done so far is very beautiful and nobody can criticise us.”

“After eight months, the players need rest and to come back fresh to finish the season. We must win again to achieve our objective of [finishing in the] top six, but the top three is better.”


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