Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions U18 lost 2-0 but improved their game

[ Youth ] Shanghai LIONS 0-2 Japan FC (09 Dec 2012)

Young Lions,

It was pretty cold to play but luckily all the players got their Lions winter sweater just in time ! Japan was our opponent and they are always a good team to play against as they are technical, skillful, fast and love to counter attack !

After our training sessions our objective was to play better football than our last encounter. The game was split into three portions of 25 minutes each and I was pleased to see that especially our last third was our best.

We created good opportunities and were a bit unlucky not to get a goal. We had a solid goalie and a solid defense. We still have a lot of things to learn of course but that’s why we play these kind of games. Well done young Lions and thank you for the parents who came and see the boys play !

Next is the Santa Cup this coming Sunday and we let you play to get a taste of what it is like to play in the Men’s League. You will learn that physical strength and speed are very important and that you need to decide fast to make a pass or a shot. Its all about the experience and this tournament will be a good experience for all of you ! The tournament is at Waigaoqiao and starts at 1100 AM and finish at 1700 PM.


Hope to see all young Lions on Sunday !


Coach Freek

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