Singapore v Indonesia: V. Sundramoorthy wants Lions to exploit Garudas in AFF Suzuki Cup clash

Singapore and Indonesia will face each other in the last group stage fixture of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

V Sundramoorthy
V Sundramoorthy believes Singapore can still progress to the next round of the AFF Suzuki Cup Reuters

Singapore coach V. Sundramoorthy says his side will be looking to exploit Indonesia's weakness when these two sides face each other in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup at Ridzal Memorial Stadium, Manila on 25 November.

The Lions were forced to settle for a draw in the opening match against co-hosts Phillipines. It was followed by a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Thailand as Sarawut Masuk's header in the 89th minute was sufficient for the War Elephants to register their second win of the tournament.

Thailand have already sealed a berth in the semi-final of the Suzuki Cup and Singapore can make it to the last four, even if the settle for a draw, provided, Thailand should beat Phillipines by two or more goals margin.

Sundramoorthy is in not in a mood to take chances as he is keen on sealing three points in order to improve his side's chances of progressing further in the tournament. Singapore coach suggested that his side will be also be looking to restrict Indonesia's strengths when these two sides face each other on Friday.

"We are focusing on the job against Indonesia," Sundramoorthy explained, as quoted by ESPN.

"We've played two good matches, and were unfortunate not to get a result against Thailand.

"Now, it's Indonesia and I've analysed them. We will look to come up with a plan to exploit their weaknesses while restricting their strengths. We will all be focused on our game and trying to get the win."

Indonesia suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Thailand in the opening fixture before the Garudas gave away their lead to settle for a 2-2 draw against Phillipines. Both Singapore and Indonesia will be chasing for their first win of the tournament on Friday and their win could mean anything if Phillipines manage to beat Thailand in another fixture scheduled for the day.