S’pore coach Raddy Avramovic points finger at journalist

AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final 2nd leg - Singapore vs. Philippines Pre-match Press ConferenceSingapore coach Raddy Avramovic and Philippines coach Michael Weiss speaks to the press before their 2nd leg showdown at Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday. The first-leg ended 0-0.

Even before the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final 2nd leg clash against Philippines on Wednesday, Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic has unleashed his fury -- on a local journalist.

The Singapore coach was reported by the local media for criticising the Azkals over a lack of respect for two-time ASEAN champions prior to the first-leg in Manila which ended 0-0.

Philippines coach Michael Weiss fueled the tension by questioning the need to respect an opponent simply because of their past titles.

Probed on whether the pair have made peace at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Raddy hits out at the journalist for causing the tension -- much to the amusement of those present in the room.

The Lions have failed to score against the Azkals in their three encounters this year but are favourites to go through to the final on Wednesday.