His boss was bullish, boldly targeting a treble - the Great Eastern Yeo's-S.League title, the RHB Singapore Cup and StarHub League Cup - for the upcoming season.
Already thrust under the microscope after a surprise promotion, Home United's new coach Philippe Aw would probably never have felt this kind pressure.
He may have led Home's Prime League side to the championship last year after the juniors went through the whole campaign unbeaten, but this time, he'll be mixing it up with the big boys, with the club's chief executive Azrulnizam Shah believing a sweep of honours is possible.
Aw chose to downplay the targets when he spoke to The New Paper yesterday.
"Realistically, we're looking to mainly challenge on these three fronts. There are no guarantees, of course, but if there is one thing that we as a team can be sure of, it is that we will work hard," he said, on the sidelines of the team's pre-season press conference at Raintr33 Hotel yesterday.
"I believe that football is a team sport, and it is always down to the effort of the team to ensure results on the pitch.
"If we do that, we stand a very good chance."
The 37-year-old only made the step up to the senior team last December, replacing South Korea's Lee Lim Saeng after six years with the club's Prime League side and the Centre of Excellence.
Home's first game of the S.League season will be a visit to Geylang International's Bedok Stadium on March 3.