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Philippine Azkals’ Patrick Reichelt. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Neil Etheridge was so disillusioned that the Philippine Azkals blew an enormous probability of getting a victory and settled for a 1-1 draw with Indonesia within the World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday that he felt there was a necessity for him to be accountable.

“Like [Azkals coach Michael Weiss] mentioned, we will’t really feel sorry for ourselves. However I need to apologize for the hassle the boys put on this camp and in these video games,” Etheridge mentioned after securing only one level in two video games of the primary qualifying window earlier than huge crowds at Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Azkals regarded like they have been heading for a particular night time earlier than virtually 10,000 followers and atone for the 2-0 defeat to Vietnam 5 days prior once they took the lead early within the first half on Patrick Reichelt’s fifteenth worldwide aim.

“We despatched you to a frenzy, however not the actual frenzy as a result of we didn’t bury the sport,” Weiss lamented.

Weiss begged to disagree with Etheridge needing to be regretful over the failure to get the utmost three factors and a greater place in Group F of the joint qualifiers.

“We’ve been doing properly in comparison with these final 2-3 years due to the chemistry that we now have now,” Reichelt mentioned.

Weiss and the Azkals can have a while off earlier than resuming the marketing campaign with a troublesome home-and-away sequence with group chief Iraq in March.

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