T-Team will be on Croc alert when they take on Sarawak in a Super League match at Stadium Sultan Ismail tonight.
“We are well aware of Sarawak’s giant-killing feats but I’m confident we can get the better of them. We will give them due respect but we won’t be overawed on our home turf,” said T-Team coach Yunus Alif.
Sarawak have held Negri Sembilan (2-2) and Selangor (0-0) this season and made Kelantan slog for a narrow 2-1 win in the first round of the FA Cup.
But Yunus believes that his players, who were firing on all cylinders before the Super League took a short break, can continue with their winning streak.
He is especially pleased with the good form of Zairo Anuar Zailani and Faiz Subri.
“We are wary of the threat posed by Sarawak’s two foreign players,” said Yunus, referring to Croatian Vedran Muratovic and Guy Bwele of Cameroon.
“Our defenders have to be on their toes against these two and we will try to hit them on the break.”
T-Team only have one foreigner, Bosnian Bojan Petric, after axing the disappointing Zachariah Simukonda.
Yunus revealed that Brazilian Marco Tulio, 31, had impressed in trials.
“If all goes well, we will sign him during the April transfer window,” he said.
T-Team are in fifth place in the 14-team standings with 13 points – four behind leaders Kelantan.