Garden City Tour Improved Our Team~ Rafael Everton
Despite watching his boys concede a last-minute goal yesterday, Vandrezzer FC handler Rafael Everton insists that the focal points of team building and fitness were achieved with the just concluded Garden City Tour.
Everton revealed this in a chat with VFC media and other reporters shortly after the friendly against fellow NNL side Go Round FC which ended in a one-all draw:
“It is not the result we wanted. We wanted the victory but this is a friendly game to build a good approach in readiness for league resumption. The players did not play as I want but it helped in getting us to full fitness”.
The Brazilian gaffer further talked on his formation pattern and turf difference:
“We have different formations and have trainings to make the boys understand and raise their fitness level. Playing on a synthetic turf together as a team is new for the boys as our usual pitch is natural grass. On synthetic turf, the ball movement is different and faster.
The former Ifeanyi Ubah, Akwa United and Abia Warrior technical adviser was also full of praises for his employers as he re-echoed these words:
“The difference is clear for everyone to see. The club gives its best for me and my players. Good materials, camping facilities. We have many things different from the other clubs. We came to make great things from the game of football for the development of the country (Nigeria) and I pray we continue this way”.