DPMM FC coach keen to work on improving physical strength

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

DPMM FC head coach Rene Weber has highlighted that the club can go places if they build on their physical strength and improve discipline ahead of their clash against Warriors FC in the Singapore Premier League at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium tonight.

The ‘Gegar Gegar’ men will be playing at home for the first time since April, ending a run of seven successive away matches.

“We can reach one step more to improve our level. I am surprised about the technical capacity of the local (Brunei) players,” said Weber in a pre-match interview after a training session at the Jerudong Mini Stadium recently.

“If you improve physical capacity more, discipline and tactics, you can do something,” he added.

The Brazilian is currently working towards that in which he described as the second stage on the development of his team after moving from the first stage which was learning his squad.

Determined to move on from their away form, the former Atletico Mineiro assistant manager also expressed his optimism of winning all matches at home.

DPMM FC players in a training session. – FADHIL YUNUS

DPMM FC currently lie fifth in the table having played the less number of games and Weber wants to boost their top four aspirations with a perfect home record.

“We have eight games and we must win all of them. I hope to do that,” said the head coach, whose side has netted eight goals in two home matches this season.

Asked about the increased influence from forward Adi Said, Weber said that his attacker has a lot of qualities.

The forward is enjoying a prolific season with five goals in his last six appearances and has been among the leaders for assists.

“Adi Said is a very good player. He has everything; he has good technique; he has power; he has endurance but just he needs to feel more of the game,” he said.

“When he is in a one-on-one situation, no-one will catch him. He also trains more, he hits the gym and now has more strength and power. I hope he continue this.”

Weber also hailed midfielder Hendra Azam’s ability to be able to pick a pass, echoing sentiments from his predecessor Steve Kean.

“Azwan Ali is a good player too. We also have a strong midfield and Hendra has a good pass in him. Aziz (Abdul Tamit) also came back and Suhaimi (Sulau) is strong on the left side.”