TFC coach speechless over loss to PJ City

TFC coach speechless over loss to PJ City

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu FC coach, Irfan Bakti Abu Salim finds it hard to stomach TFC’s 3-5 loss to PJ City FC in the second round of Super League on home ground last night.

This was because his squad was leading PJ City FC 3-0 in the first half when they played with such confidence.

It was such a big disappointment to him that he declined to be interviewed by reporters.

Assistant coach, Mohamad Nik said the defeat was a major shock to the entire team when they were comfortably ahead to collect three full points.

“It was a disastrous lapse for us to see PJ City FC equalised with three goals in just 12 minutes,” he told reporters after the match at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium last night,” he said.

According to him, the glaring weakness of TFC was in the flank especially after winger Nabil Ahmad Latpi was taken out at the end of the first half due to injury.

“In the second half, our players fell into disarray with wide space opened for PJ City to roam.

“Their five goals were scored from the countless cross passes they made and there were several simple errors which should not have been committed on our side.

Apart from that, he denied the physical factor of players which gave PJ City FC the advantage when they brought in two new import players, Washington Brandao and Pedro Henrique. TFC are now in the eighth spot on the Super League table.


Related Post

Man City owner wants to invest in Malaysian club The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are eyeing a stake in a Malaysian team to add to their growing portfolio of clubs, a sports official said Friday. Ferran Soriano -- chief executive of City Football Group (CFG), which is bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal fa...
FIFA: 2022 World Cup to keep 32-team format PARIS, May 23 rnama) -- International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Wednesday shrugged off any possibility of expansion from 32 to 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the football world body's statement. "Following a thorough and compr...
Ing Yueh grabs bronze in World Challenge Cup KUALA LUMPUR: It was a defining moment for a national artistic gymnast, Tan Ing Yueh who bagged a surprise bronze medal in the opening series of the World Challenge Cup (WCC) Tournament 2019 in Zhaoqing, China, today. The 23-year-old athlete accumulated 12.625 points in vault discipline in the t...