admitted that he had been having a headache over whether to give Hoàng Trung Quá
an extended runout, after he had excelled stepping in for Ling Fuquan
and Gene Filippone
in succession. Given Filippone's injury, however, the decision has now been taken for Bacelar, if not in the manner he would have chosen.
"It was exceedingly unfortunate." Bacelar offered. "A freak accident, due to two professionals giving their all. "From what I can understand, Albiero will have to be warded here for a few days at least, due to a suspected fracture. Filippone got off more lightly, but not by much."
Hoàng, while sympathizing with his Swiss colleague, claimed to be fully prepared to step in for the big game against FC Barca Singapore. "I'm used to the system now. Easy."