Preview: Day 07 Valletta vs Sliema W. Published on: 04-11-2010
Preview Day 07 Valletta vs Sliema W.Here comes our second game in one week... actually in a span of 4 days............ next target being Sliema Wanderers. Team Manager Jesmond Zammit gave Valletta FC.net these comments.
"The Wanderers are coming from an unexpected defeat against Vittoriosa Stars. You may wish to call it superstition. Whatever your line of thinking, it has always been my personal gut feeling , but I always like facing any team coming from victory rather than defeat. Not much choice though. Sliema Wanderers are next in line and Sliema Wanderers we shall face with all our strength and determination tomorrow. Same philosophy to apply..... Being Valletta, then we have to face each opponent with sheer determination, producing offensive football to secure positive results. As long as leagues continue to be won basis final number of points obtained, then we shall have to make sure that we start being offensive from minute number one in order to lose minimum possible points"
"Notwithstanding the fact that Sliema are six points away, I still believe that they will eventually turn out to be one of the main contenders for the Championship comes May 2011. Once they manage to recover their injured players, namely Clayton Faila , Alex Muscat and Steve Bezzina , they will definitely improve their performances. Having recovered Roderick Bajada and in all probability also Mark Scerri , who was missing for their last encounter, Sliema are expected to give this match their hundred percent plus in order to possibly return to winning ways"
"On the other side, we shall have all our players available for selection, apart from international defender Kenneth Scicluna , who has again travelled to Germany in order to assess his recovery status with his surgeon abroad. On behalf of the Committee, players, members and supporters, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Boxer the best of luck. Through the site we shall be informing all club members of any such related developments. Not much change is expected from our starting eleven of last Monday. The boys were a wonder for all to see. They showed us all that there is only one thing that will make them happy..... that being the league title, after an absence of two years. The match against Marsaxlokk was probably the best performance so far........ not only because we produced entertaining football but more so because we were consistent throughout the entire ninety minutes. The way I see it is that the value of our marvelous display of last Monday will demolish if we do not consolidate same with another win tomorrow. We should look at tomorrow’s game as the icing on the cake or the tap on the perfume bottle. A win tomorrow will probably see us widening the gap on the following teams by end of week"
"By the way.......... you are making us all so proud of you. Many thanks for your positive approach and superb support throughout the ninety minutes. Your enchanting hymns lifting the morale of our lads even during the warming up continue to be fundamental for the team. The fact that we have not unnecessarily been fined for singing inappropriate songs vies a vies our opponents continues to strengthen our united position and improve our overall image. One thing I always would like all to keep in mind..... singing and co operating in winning days is far so easy. Showing solidarity and encouraging the boys and the administration in less positive possible moments is much more difficult but of paramount importance. Let us not forget the motto that we carry with us this season......... OUR STRENGTH IS YOUR SUPPORT. A big thanks goes to you all supporters for the way that you have handled the various situations so far. It will make all of us more determined to give you the prize that you are all dreaming of in May" Jesmond Zammit ended his comments.
See you tomorrow on the stands at the Victor Tedesco, the stadium the place where we have lifted our last trophy this year.