Malta Football Association
In-form Andrè Schembri issues rallying call
Sep 1, 2017
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Photo: Paul Zammit Cutajar/MFA
Photo: Paul Zammit Cutajar/MFA

Andrè Schembri hopes to extend his exhilirating form for his new club Apollon Limassol into today’s 2018 World Cup qualifier as he looks to inspire Malta to a positive result against Group F heavyweights England at the National Stadium.

Schembri has enjoyed a great start since joining Apollon Limassol after one season with Portuguese club Boavista and his goal helped his new club secure their passage to the group stages of the Europa League where they have been drawn with Lyon, Atalanta and Everton.


“With Apollon, I’m passing through a bright moment,” the 31-year-old forward said.


“Psychologically, I feel great and I hope to show this confidence in the game against England.


“Looking at this match, I have great optimism. I believe we can get a good result. Everything is possible, the game starts at 0-0.


“The time has come to banish this colonial mentality that we feel inferior to bigger nations. If we go into this game with the right attitude and fired up mentally, we also have a chance of collecting a point.”


Schembri is also confident that the thousands of home fans who will be at the National Stadium tonight will give their wholehearted support to the Maltese team.


“The ground will be full," Schembri said.


"The supportets are our 12th player, they will surely help us. The players are all very motivated and I have a lot of faith that we will play a great game."

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