December 02, 2021
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Defence, finishing problem: Naisua

Nadi striker Sakaraia Naisua says his side will need to improve its defence and 'finishing' ahead of the much-anticipated clash with Labasa in round 12 of the Digicel Premier League on Sunday.
 
Naisua said the Jet Setters have only two weaknesses and that is weak defence and scoring.
 
He said players are not able to defend the ball in their territory and they miss out on scoring opportunities.
 
"It's just that our backline gets tired really fast and becomes weak in the game."
 
"We are not taking the right advantage of the scoring chances and sometimes we make unwise decisions on the field."
 
"The players get too quick with the ball and become nervous. Sometimes they forget their team players and pass it to the other team."
 
"We have a good midfield who set up the ball really well but we just kick it right away from the goal mouth. It's really affecting the team but then it's the choices that we make on the field and how the team responds to the game plan."
 
He added that three back-to-back losses should drive the team to get a win against the Babasiga Lions.
 
"Three losses is too much and there are a lot of lessons which the team needs to take and improve on the mistakes we have made."
 
"Labasa is a good team and they defeated us last time but we want to secure a win against them. We can't keep giving them opportunities but players will also need to step up."
 
"We have a game plan and that is to keep a good possession on the ball and strike when the rod is hot. The League is about to end and we can't be making mistakes but we need to learn from the mistakes and improve on them," he added.
 
Easy Kool Nadi will face Labasa at 1pm at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Sunday.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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