LIFT GAME, SAYS REWA U17 COACH

Fiji Sun - - Sports - JUS­TINE MAN­NAN Edited by Leone Cabenatabua Feed­back: leonec@fi­jisun.com.fj

The Rewa Un­der-17 side are look­ing for an­other win when they face Nas­inu on Sun­day in the Voda­fone U17 Youth League at the Fiji Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Academy in Vatuwaqa. Though they won 3-2 against Suva last Sun­day, Rewa coach Nigel Khan was not pleased with their per­for­mance. “We played very poorly,” he said yes­ter­day. “It was not up to ex­pec­ta­tion and it was not the way I wanted them to play. The boys were too com­pla­cent be­cause they were win­ning games ev­ery weekend. I think it went to their heads that they can­not be beaten and that is when they tend to make mis­takes and take the game for granted. “What I am try­ing to drive into them is that when they play a game they need to give their best de­spite what team they are up against be­cause on any day we can be beaten by any team. “These are young boys and still have a lot to learn so hope­fully they get their acts to­gether and we can play a bet­ter game this week. “The sooner you teach them about the type of at­ti­tude they should have on and off the field the bet­ter they be­come.” While play­ers have put in some spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mances, Khan says, fit­ness is still a key part that needs to be dealt with. “Fit­ness has been a prob­lem lately and I sup­pose the weather doesn’t help ei­ther but the boys are im­prov­ing slowly. The last thing we want is for them to lose concentration in cru­cial mo­ments of the game so we are work­ing on that and hop­ing to have a good game,” he added.

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