Manuel “Super” Herrera has done it all for Ceres-Negros football team.
The prize defender has earned two league titles and a zonal title for the Negros club, but he is looking for more when they meet Singapore’s Home United in the second leg of the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zone final.
Last week, his team and Home United settled for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the zonal finals at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.
“Is the most important game this season,” said the former Real Betis man. “We can make history again for two years in a row,” he added.
Herrera was a vital cog in defense last year where they overturned a 1-2 deficit in Singapore to win 2-0 at home to clinch the inaugural title.
With a 1-1 result in their home leg this year, the busmen will be pressed to be perform when they face the Protectors in their home turf.
“We know already how they play, they defend very good and we will try to surprise them. We will do everything on the field and try to do everything to bring the trophy to Bacolod,” Herrera continued.
With everything to play for in Singapore, Herrera has kept his faith that his team will deliver especially on the crucial moments in the second leg.
“I believe in my team always until the end, after the game I will be proud of them for sure, because they will do everything on the field,” Herrera added.
Ceres head coach Risto Vidakovic, in earlier reports, said they have to play better than they did in Panaad last week and with Home United getting the important away goal, the only option is to win in the enemy’s territory at the JalanBesar Stadium.*ceresfootball.com
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