Young Lions Look for Improved Performance against Cheetahs


The Garena Young Lions will continue their search for their first points of the season against Hougang United on Saturday night at the Hougang Stadium, after two tough matches against title challengers Home United and Albirex Niigata (S).

While the results of the opening two matches were not ideal, Young Lions captain Shahrin Saberin believes it is only a matter of time before he and his team find their feet.

“Of course, it’s hard for the team to accept the defeats but the first two games were really an eye-opener for us,” admitted the 22-year-old.

“It gave us an opportunity to know where our weaknesses lie and we will continue to work hard. In the first two games, we were second-best to almost everything. But to look at it in a positive way, we can take the negatives from the two matches and turn it to become a positive by learning from our mistakes – although it is going to be a gradual process.”

Against Hougang, a hopeful Shahrin is fancying his side’s chances and feels they have every chance of getting a result.    

“As everyone knows, Hougang is a strong team with good foreign and local players,” he noted.

“They will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Tampines so it’s going to be interesting for sure. For us, we are still looking for our first points of the season while Hougang are trying to get back the winning momentum.

“The ball is round and anything can happen but one can expect a more organised and a Young Lions side who will be playing with more desire.”

The match against Hougang United will kick off at 7.30pm on 11 March 2017 at Hougang Stadium.