Defender Abiodun Adebayo has reflected today on why Abia Warriors are doing so well in the Aiteo Cup and believes it is a form that can be maintained.
The Umuahia Warriors have qualified for the Group Stage of the competition.
Speaking to Futbalgalore.com, Adebayo reflected on why the team are where they are at the moment, and on the impact Emmanuel Deutsche has had.
“It is because of a well defined identity – foresight, strength, work and ambition,” he enthused in an interview granted to Futbalgalore.com.
“This is what the Coach conveys every day. He has a way of watching football that comes in handy for this team and this club. Everything happens for the respect we have and that is perfect for his ideas.
“We are a winning team. Emmanuel Deutsche has passed on that gene to us. We are flexible and have definition, it depends a bit on the opponent, we are not set to go with a certain philosophy regardless of what we face.
“We think how we can play to hurt the opponent, one day retracting, the next having more possession. We plan very well for each match.
“But beyond all that, this team knows how to compete, to go out and play from the first minute and look to the first attack, the first chance or the first corner.”
“I think we will be up there, we have a great Coach, a great squad and the fans are on our side. There is no reason not to believe that Abia Warriors will be fighting for the Aiteo Cup.”