Sunday, January 20, 2013

Looking to go far

Tampines Rovers new coach Nenad Bacina is looking to take the four-time S-league champions far for the upcoming season.

He is not just looking at the domestic scene but also Asia where Tampines Rovers is competing in the AFC Cup.

“The target is always the same, as this is Tampines. We are playing in three domestic and one regional tournament [and] we will do our best domestically and go further in the AFC Cup,” the Croatian stressed.

“Singapore clubs always lose when they meet Middle-East teams in the knockout stages [so] I want us to show that local clubs are able to [go] a level higher.

"It won't be easy but my job is to make things work and hopefully it will [work] for us."

The 42-year-old, who was the coach of Hougang United last season, is undaunted by the challenge of doing well in four competitions.

“Those who don’t like the challenges can sit in the shade and hide. I am not that kind of person,” Bacina assertively stated.

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