Thursday, 15 September 2011

In-form Kuala Lumpur not getting complacent

Kuala Lumpur are going great guns in the Malaysia Cup competition.

The City boys held Selangor to a 0-0 draw at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in Group D after three matches.

KL lead the group with seven points, followed by T-Team (6pts) and Selangor (4pts). Police are pointless after losing all three matches.

But KL coach Razip Ismail prefers to play down his team’s achievement.

In fact, he was critical of his men for faltering when it mattered most – against Selangor.

“Yong (Kuong Yong) should have been sharper when he had the chance to score,” said Razip.

“We may have won our two earlier matches (against T-Team and Police), but we failed to find the net when we played against one of the best teams in the country (Selangor).”

The young KL side, who do not have any big names, have certainly been a revelation in the Malaysia Cup, with their crisp passing and fluid attacking play.

Former international Razip also said that it was too early to talk about the knockout rounds “as there are three more matches remaining in the group stage”.

“We can only talk about our chances of making to the quarter-finals if we win our next match, which is against Police,” he said.

“The top spot in the group is still open and there is no such thing as ‘an easy match’. Police will obviously try their best to beat us.”

KL will meet Group D whipping boys Police at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Saturday, where a win will take them a step closer to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Cup.

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