“You should be winning every week” – Melaka’s Eric Williams to Benjamin Mora

Melaka United boss Eric Williams took a direct jibe at Johor DT’s Benjamin Mora over the weekend, after his side came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against the reigning champions.

Safiq Rahim broke the deadlock to make it 1-0 with a beautiful free-kick on the 59th minute mark, but a late goal from Melaka United’s Jeon Woo Young allowed the home side to clinch a valuable point at the Hang Jebat Stadium.

The result was particularly pleasing for Eric, considering they were trounced 7-0 by JDT earlier this season. But as it turned out, there was more to this tie than met the eye. The 61 year-old is not Benjamin Mora’s biggest fan and he went on to reveal an interesting anecdote in a post match interview with Goal Malaysia.

“The young man has to understand, he has got a very good team. You got the best players in Malaysia, not only in JDTI but also in JDTII,” he said.

“I made a remark to him that when you beat us 7-0, you didn’t have time to shake my hand. And now you shake my hand, you grip it like you want to fight me. And he said next time, we’ll beat you 7-0 again.

“I said, you think a good coach, mate? So listen, come and coach my team. Let’s see how good you are. You got the best players in Malaysia, so you should be winning every week anyway. Good luck to you man.

“So that’s my parting words to another coach who has to take some humility. It’s very easy winning all the time but when you’re losing, you got to battle and battle. And you got to make sure you motivate your players – it’s a different ball game,” he added.

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