Warriors FC’s Jonathan Behe is prepared to take on the pressure of firing his club to this year’s S.League title.
The towering 27-year-old striker is a new signing at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium, having joined in January from France’s fourth division club SC Toulon-Le Las.
Formerly a Montpellier youth player, this is Behe’s second foray into Southeast Asian football. Previously he had played for Thai Premier League club BEC Tero Sasana in 2013.
It appears that previous experience has helped him to settle quickly in Singapore, claiming that he feels “perfect and safe here”.
With the club losing the services of 18-goal forward Fazrul Nawaz to Tampines Rovers, Behe is expected to take over the scoring responsibility, something he is relishing.
“My hope for this season is to score as many goals as I can and help the team to win the title for this season,” Behe told FourFourTwo.
“Since I started playing football, I’ve always carried the pressure of scoring for the team, so there’s no problem with it.
Since I started playing football, I’ve always carried the pressure of scoring for the team, so there’s no problem with it.
“The reason why Warriors signed me this year is to score goals and that’s my job. I hope to do that and to help the team win, that’s the most important. Even if I score a lot but the team fail to win, then it’s all for nothing.
“I will definitely work hard towards this objective and I’m hoping I can have a good season. Right now, I am not thinking about the number of goals, but if I can win the top-scorer award, that will be good as well.”
Behe has already found the back of the net twice in two pre-season friendlies.
In the two matches, he demonstrated his ability to combine well with his teammates and lead the attacking line.
Naturally, the good performances the team has shown so far has Behe excited about the team’s ability to compete this season.
“I think we are a really good team with lots of good international players, like Zul (Zulfadli Zainal), Shaiful (Esah) and Madhu (Mohana).
“I know the S.League is very competitive. There’s Tampines Rovers, Home United and Brunei DPMM to look out for. Along with our team, I believe we are probably the top teams for this season.
“With them (his Warriors FC teammates), I believe we can achieve the targets for this season.”
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