International March On
would praise the Filipinos for an enjoyable match, an opinion probably helped by his brace. "They really caught us out by springing their surprise overload at the start, and it took us awhile to find our feet. Emre Yahya was a beast, he covered an immense amount of ground, while nearly always getting back in defence on time."
There was good news off the pitch as well, with Kalki Parvathaneni
and Cyril Künzler
reportedly recovering nicely from their previous injuries. Both have been engaged in light training by themselves, although Eren Serpin
remains non-committal on whether they are likely to make the matchday squad on Sunday.
Grilled International continued their surge up V.208, as they overtook Farm Football Global after they stumbled massively against Mahabas FC, to a 0-5 loss. International for their part crushed Vietnamese semi-pros Lạng Sơn FC by six clear goals, with Didi Reidenbach
scoring his first goal in nearly two seasons from an early free-kick, Wang Chu Chi
adding two before being subbed off at half-time, and Tibor Atzenhain
making a scoring return from his suspension.
Midfielder Tommy Dongelmans
admitted that the winning streak had allowed him to enjoy his football more than he had for a long time. "It's just a relief to be getting the results, after the fiasco of last season." the Dutchman commented. "Still, I'd hope to be back in the fourth division before too long."