Garena Young Lions will be looking for their first win of the 2017 Great Eastern-Hyundai S.League when they take on Brunei DPMM at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday night.
The developmental side are in the ninth spot in the S.League table after seven games played, while the Wasps are one place above with only one win to account for.
The Young Lions, however, have shown signs of improvement in recent games and came close to a point against Tampines Rovers the last time out, only to concede in the final minute of the game.
“Honestly, that defeat was tough to swallow because I felt we deserved a draw in that game,” said Young Lions captain Shahrin Saberin.
“But we lacked concentration in the final minutes which cost us a valuable point. So we need to learn to stay focused and make sure we keep our performance at a high level until the final whistle.”
According to Shahrin, learning from their mistakes and then working on them on the training ground has been one of the key reasons behind their growth.
“For sure we have improved and cut out our silly mistakes game by game, because we watched our past matches and analysed our mistakes so as to not repeat them again,” explained Shahrin.
“Even though we are a team full of youngsters, I believe we can still give the other teams in the league a run for their money.”
While Shahrin believes it is the perfect time to take on the struggling Wasps, he has cautioned his teammates not to be complacent and to be on their toes.
“They have only won just one match so far this year and for us, getting a win on Saturday night will surely boost our morale as a team,” said the 22-year-old.
“While we are still in search of those vital three points, we must still be aware that they also will not want to be the first team to lose against us.”
The Young Lions will play Brunei DPMM at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Jalan Besar Stadium.