Football Tribe Malaysia
Terengganu FC (TFC) head coach Nafuzi Zain did not want his players to be trapped in Negeri Sembilan tactics this Saturday. Instead, he wants his men to be vigilant in securing the victory of their squad in the Malaysian Cup group stage at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium (SSINS).
The former Terengganu striker also demanded that his men fight until the last minute of the game, and that they should take advantage of playing in their own home to register a third consecutive victory to secure an early place in the quarterfinals. “We have to be careful with the Negeri Sembilan’s tactics,” he stated.
TFC lead Group A with two wins after collecting six points against Kedah and PKNS.
Meanwhile, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) lead the way in Group B after two unbeaten games, putting them in a strong position, but the Southern Tigers’ manager Benjamin Mora demanded that JDT players maintain the momentum of the victory. For Mora, the clash against PKNP FC at Manjung Stadium in Perak tomorrow night will be a challenging one as Abu Bakar Fadzim’s side have the advantage when they play on their own home ground.
“Why do I say this is a tough game? Because in Super League action, we had to be satisfied with the 1-1 draw and I see PKNP FC having a good quality lineup and able to fight JDT,” Mora said. “They often use physical game patterns and like to react quickly, we have to be careful because if we make a mistake it’s easy for them to punish us.”
He also hinted that there was no change in the starting lineup for the upcoming match and looked relieved after all of his players were not injured. “All the players are at their best fitness level before heading to Perak, so I believe the players are ready to face PKNP FC,” he said.