Trigger-happy Tosi

Trigger-happy Tosi
Rodrigo Tosi (centre) is averaging a goal a match after seven games.

He is one of the hottest strikers in the competition, and ahead of his side's clash with Hougang United in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League, Rodrigo Tosi fired a warning, when he said: "I will score."

After seven games, Brunei DPMM's Brazilian star is averaging a goal a match and he is joint top scorer with countryman Geison Moura, the player who will line-up opposite him at the Hougang Stadium.

In an interview with The New Paper yesterday, Tosi, 31, revealed that the striker's role is a new position for him.

He said: "Last season I was used as a midfielder, but now the coach has put me as a striker and that's where I want to play.

"The foreign players and I also have a good understanding, so it's great to see them assisting me."

 

STUNNED

Tosi has featured in all of DPMM's games in this season's S.League, and scored in every one of them except when they were stunned at home by defending champions Tampines Rovers in a 2-1 defeat.

He only managed eight goals in 2013, and barring serious injury or a drastic loss of form, he should at least double his tally in this campaign.

The Brazilian paid tribute to new coach Steve Kean, who once took charge of Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League, for injecting confidence into the side.

"He has really turned the team around this season. We are more confident now because of him," said Tosi.

"He's helped build the mentality of the team and improved our professionalism and he always brings in fresh tactics."

Hougang have two Brazilians in Moura and Diego Gama.

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