Preview: Day 24 Valletta vs Hamrun S. Published on: 07-04-2011
Preview Day 23 Valletta vs Hamrun S.At the beginning of the final round, Valletta met bottom placed Hamrun Spartans, Valletta FC.net gathered these comments from team manager Jesmond Zammit.
‘Our next opponents are Hamrun Spartans, the team that we have not managed to beat in our last two encounters. With five matches to go, four points would probably be enough to secure the much awaited title, the reward which most of the supporters have long waited with eagerness and enthusiasm. Tomorrow our boys will have to show that this taboo which has haunted us against the Spartans will have to come to an end. Another victory tomorrow would bring the tally of unbeaten league matches to 29, meaning 8 games short for equalling the standing record of 37 unbeaten league matches presently held by Hibernians. It has definitely not been an easy task, and extraordinary merit has to go to this fantastic set of players who have worked so hard during this season. This is a goal which would make this set of players so special and the Club and Supporters so proud of them’.
‘Hamrun are now almost out of the race for a possible place in Europe. Valletta owned midfielder Dyson Falzon, who has scored in both previous encounters since joining the Spartans, will at least be missing this time, after receiving a forth yellow card against Marsaxlokk. Other than that, Coach Steve D'Amato is expected to have all other players at his disposal’.
‘On the other side, Valletta will have to do without the services of midfielder/attacker Ian Zammit who is still nursing a muscular injury which he has picked up in the Gozo Cup. Other than that, all players will be available for this encounter which should also feature from minute number 1, Brazilian attacker Denni Rocha dos Santos who was missing through suspension against Tarxien Rainbows. This is a match which Valletta needs to win at all costs. The players have to show their pride. They have to seek sportive revenge. Valletta cannot fail tomorrow. The three points tomorrow are vital. The earlier we secure the Championship the more we can concentrate on our third and final objective...... the FA Trophy’.
‘Very big thanks goes to our beloved twelfth man.......... our great Supporters who continue to cheer us throughout the entire ninety minutes, game in, game out. We shall make you very happy tomorrow.....just wait and see....... I could see it on the face of each of our lads this evening throughout training. You will be too proud of your team and Club so very imminently. We have been saying that we are on the right track yet the Championship is still far for quite a long time now. It is useless for me to say this again now. We have arrived at pilot station now. Not much more left. Just pick up the pilot and proceed towards the breakwater’.
‘But there is a lot much more that we will attempt to do this year. We are determined to make you all much happier than you would be happy to be. We want to keep on going ALL THE WAY to make 2010/2011 a season to remember. Thanks you all so very much’.