Esteban Solari, head coach of Johor Darul Ta’Zim, considers the action against Perak FC in the Piala Malaysia 2023 Semi-Final first leg so important to gain confidence after the players rested during the international window of the FIFA Day that ended recently and prepares for the AFC Champions League 2023/24 group stage.
Johor Darul Ta’Zim will travel to Korea Republic for the third action of Group I and is scheduled to face Ulsan Hyundai at the Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan, this Tuesday.
“Our players are not together because of the FIFA window and some are involved with the national team, so this action is very important before we leave for South Korea.” Solari, said.
“Many expectations are placed for our next action against Ulsan Hyundai, also the champion of South Korea. We believe we have a chance to repeat the success like in the previous action against BG Pathum.”
“We respect all teams, and we will give our best performance to get points. Our target is to find a ticket to the next round,”
“Perak FC showed improvement compared to previous meetings and always put pressure on us, pushed us and put us in difficult situations.”
“We know they are very enthusiastic because this is the semi-final of the Malaysia Cup, but we are focused on showing a good game. So I am happy with their performance,”
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