Thursday, 29 September 2011

Terengganu to maintain attacking game against Kelantan

Terengganu face an explosive Malaysia Cup quarter-final match-up against Kelantan but coach Irfan Bakti insists that his players will continue to play the same kind of attacking football against their east coast neighbours.

Irfan said Terengganu would be ready to face Kelantan on Oct 10 and that they would treat the opposition just like any other team.

“There will be no special preparation to face Kelantan ... we prefer to play our own brand of football. We will not change our style of play,” he said as the two teams prepare for a rematch of their FA Cup final clash this season.

Terengganu won 2-1 in extra time in the FA Cup final in June.

Terengganu were drawn to face Kelantan in the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals after emerging as Group B runners-up following their 0-0 draw against Negri Sembilan in a match hampered by a freak storm and wet pitch at the Sultan Ismail Stadium here on Tuesday.

Irfan conceded that his men could have avoided a match-up against Kelantan if they had got their act right against Negri Sembilan.

“We could have avoided Kelantan if we had defeated N. Sembilan. Any match against Kelantan will be a torrid affair until the last minute. We will field our best starting eleven and I am confident they can get the job done,” he said.

“If we can get past our toughest hurdle – Kelantan – then we will greatly improve our chances.”

Irfan said the Turtles had no injury problems and that his players would be fresh and fit after 12 days’ of rest.

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