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Global ready for JDT visit

The coaches of JDT and Global Cebu shakes hands ahead of their highly anticipated AFC Cup tie.
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- Global Cebu's Toshiaki Imai and Patrick Deyto are eager to get even on Johor Darul Ta'zim in a vital AFC Cup rematch tomorrow night.

The pair looked optimistic when they met the press earlier at the Century Park Hotel, despite they got beat a fortnight ago in Malaysia, where the 2015 titlists hit the reigning Philippine champs for four without any reply in Larkin.

Imai-san stressed the importance of the return fixture with the Southern Tigers, with a win that will overtake them at the top of Group F.

"JDT is a very strong team. But I hope that tomorrow's game will be important for us," the Japanese said.

For Deyto, he hopes that the adjustments made in the past two weeks will get the result they need.

"We have to put a better performance tomorrow. We just have to play better, play well as a team and play harder," the former La Salle netminder said, in which he had never won an Asian fixture against Malaysian sides in two straight tries and hopes that the third one will be a charm.

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