May 06, 2021
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Midfield a concern for Suva

The Suva football team has not been able to score the needed goals and team president Ritesh Pratap has raised his concern on their loopholes.

Speaking to FijiLive, Pratap highlighted the main reason behind the side not finishing well is due to their midfield.

“It’s the midfield area that is causing us not to score the goals. I believe the midfielders are not passing the ball well and that is why the finishing is not there. What I actually mean from passing is giving the ball at the right time and reading the game of the other team.”

“We want players to play long and short pass football and before that just see the distance where the players are. Sometimes we kick long balls when our own players are close and that’s a disadvantage for us.”

“Sometimes we are giving away too many balls at the midfield and that’s just something we have to work around the clock. It’s not easy for us because we have seen the result from the past matches and it’s really saddening.”

Pratap mentioned the capital city boys need to improve at their midfield and assess their passing skills.

“Our main focus is to improve and train at the midfield and then only we will be able to finish the job. The main target is to tighten the midfield area and we have to also monitor each training aspect of the midfield.”

“One of the early steps we have taken is to ask the players to watch online videos and do personal training at home. This will also help the players see what they personally think of their performance and how they can improve to a next level.”

The Digicel Premier League defending champions will play Ba when the sporting activities resume in the country.

By Romeka Romena  

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