"It is going to be a tough game because we all know that Albirex is a good team, they are a quality team. I would say that this is the best Albirex team so far. And for me, the boys will go out and play our normal game. Hopefully, a miracle can happen. I hope the team will put up a good performance tomorrow." Said Hougang United Coach Aide Iskandar.
Following his coach's lead, Hougang Captain Shariff said "Obviously we are underdogs but I am sure we will put up a good show.
Albirex Niigata Chairman Korenaga was eager to see his side win their first competition in Singapore and did not hide it. "It is the first time for Albirex Niigata being in a final and of course, we know that Hougang is a good team, a good attacking team. We have to change our mind because we are tired as we have had only two days of rest. We need to be careful. Tomorrow's match is not only for us but it is for our country, Japan, in light of the recent disaster that plagued the nation."
"Aide said that this is the best Albirex team he has seen so far in recent years and would like to say that the current Hougang side is the best we have seen too. I've known Aide for a long time and I must say that he was a very good player, Singapore captain and now a very good coach. Albirex will definitely respect Hougang and play to the best of their ability." Said Albirex Niigata Team Manager Koh Mui Tee.
A total of eleven clubs participated in the 2011 League Cup, with the first match kicking off on the 19th of July 2011and will now conclude with the Final on the 30th of July 2011. The Champions will walk away with S$20,000 in prize money on top of the League Cup trophy.