ST Sports Talk Ep 134: What is next for Lions after Middle East disappointment? 21:47 mins Synopsis: ST Sports Talk is The Straits Times' monthly sports podcast. In this episode, sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and sports reporter Deepanraj Ganesan invite former professional player and coach Shasi Kumar - who commentated on all three of Singapore’s World Cup qualifying matches in Saudi Arabia June - to discuss why the national football team crumbled in the Middle East and what the Lions can do to rediscover the verve that made them a joy to watch not too long ago. They discuss: Pandemic or league standard to blame for fitness levels? (3:42) Are criticisms of Tatsuma Yoshida’s squad selection valid? (6:56) How to forge leadership in the team? (12:37) Is Yoshida still the right man to lead the Lions? (16:44) Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz (email@example.com), Deepanraj Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aleemah Basirah Edited by: Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to the ST Sports Talk podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWRE Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWRa Spotify: https://str.sg/JW6N Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/JX88 Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: email@example.com Follow Sazali Abdul Aziz on Twitter: https://str.sg/JbxS Read Sazali's stories: https://str.sg/Jbxq Read Deepan Ganesan's stories: https://str.sg/3Z69 --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.