Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Marnelli Dimzon said she expects a better performance from her wards when they plunge into action anew in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Championship.
The initial match of the defending champion Lady Tamaraws against Outkast FC ended in a scoreless draw.
“It was a good game though our players had hard time to adjust with our new system, they still managed to bring it throughout the first half and first 15 minutes of the second half,” Dimzon told The Manila Times.
Dimzon also commended the effort of Outkast, now fortified by some of her former players.
“The game itself shows the quality of games we are looking for. With regard to stamina of Outkast, they lack it but they finished the game with a good result.”
She added that the team is still adjusting with their new tactical game plan.
“We were not able to score but we were able to do the play and it is good enough for me, since we are still exploring the system,” Dimzon said.
Dimzon said that they would be going back to their proven system that they utilized in previous seasons.
“We are still exploring a new system and we are all still adjusting to it but if we are going to play with a UAAP team, I think we will go back to our old system.”
Dimzon said that it is too early to tell if they will be able to retain the crown.
“We still cannot assure that we will win the title because there are 11 teams in this tournament. But of course, the team is always doing our best and giving our best game to be on top,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, the PFF Women’s League will be on a break this coming weekend to give way to the country’s hosting of the group stage matches of the 2016 Suzuki Cup.