Football

Adapt to structure, coaches told

“We need to really lift the speed of our football some of the matches, the pace is good but on the other hand the football is not flowing.
05 Nov 2021 12:45
Adapt to structure, coaches told
Digicel national football striker Thomas Dunn controls the ball as midfielder Dave Radrigai closes in during training at the Fiji Football Academy in Ba on November 2, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Digicel Fijian football head coach, Flemming Serritslev, expects a lot of improvement in this weekend’s Digicel Premier League matches.

Speaking SUNsports yesterday, Serritslev said all Premier League teams must adapt to the football structure which was designed earlier this year.

“I expect to see improvements in the level of play, players should be more secure with the ball, and I also expect some physical improvement in the matches this weekend,” he said.

“Teams should stick to the structure that was introduced earlier.

“Some of the matches have been very physical and intense and at the same time terribly slow.

“For example, the match between Rewa and Suva, it was a terribly slow game, so I expect to see teams working hard on 90-minute football.

“We need to really lift the speed of our football some of the matches, the pace is good but on the other hand the football is not flowing.

“This is because of the lack of game time, players had.

“I’m sure the speed of the game will continue to remain quick, and I believe in the coming week this will improve.”

He added that the national reps would be released today for the weekend matches.

“We will have a morning training session before the boys return to their respective clubs to prepare for this weekend’s league matches.

“Many of our young players have really improved.

“Camp has been running perfectly just like the camp we had after COVID. Our next camp will be in December,”

 

Serritslev’s predictions

On his view on this weekend’s matches, Serritslev said: “It’s tough to predict but Rewa have put themselves under pressure after the two first matches and two suspensions.

“The other players will really have to step up to give a good game against Lautoka who have an extraordinarily formidable team.

“In the other game I believe Nadroga will give Suva a good run.

“Nadi have started with two draws while Ba had an important win over Suva, so it will be a tough game.”

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