The Archers’ iconic captain told AP that the team has not played to its fullest capacity as of late and has dwindled its lead against local rivals Blue Wave FC to just a point after not being able to put away lions of munich FC last Wednesday. The game ended in a 3-3 stalemate where both Verala and Chica have made incredible individual efforts each scoring a hat-trick.

“We are simply not putting the title out of the reach of Blue Wave (FC)” the Philippine Eagle told AP

“We need to play near perfect in the coming weeks. A loss or a draw would be very devastating, both for the team and the fans. It’s war from now on, and we plan to take things one game at a time. We will do better and with the backing from the fans, we can do the impossible”

The thought of winning the title a few seasons ago was indeed a dream but now with an addition of key players like Verhassel, Al-Harthi, and Sheng, the Verdeneri can dream once again of a title that has long eluded the team since it’s founding in 2007.