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Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 7:11:00 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 9:10:32 AM
by joseph koas jr
T-Team's Patrick Wanggai (right) tussling for the ball with Selangor's Mohd Rizal Fahmi during their Super League match in Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday night. The match ended 1-1. - ZABIDI TUSIN/ The Star
KUALA TERENGGANU: T-Team may be languishing just above the relegation zone but coach Azraai Khor Abdullah is feeling optimistic.
Firstly, the Titans have secured Brazilian playmaker Leandro dos Santos, who was impressive during the 1-1 draw against Selangor on Tuesday.
T-Team also showed resilience when they came back from a goal down to share points through an 80th minute goal from Indonesian Patrick Wanggai.
“Although we did not get full points, I am pleased with the result against a good team like Selangor. We fielded Leandro and it brought a positive effect to the team.
“We were down 1-0 at half-time. I told the lads to buck up and they responded well with the equaliser,” said Azraai.
The Kedahan is also looking at several foreigners who are undergoing trials with the hope of roping in one more player.
Azraai said Wanggai, who was sent off in injury time for a foul on Thamil Arasu, needs to keep his emotions in check.
“That sort of attitude needs to be curbed. When you cannot control your emotions, you commit unnecessary fouls. In the end, it becomes a loss to the team,” said Azraai.
Meanwhile, Selangor coach Mehmet Durakovic said he was happy with his side’s performance despite failing to secure the three points which would have seen them top the standings.
“We should have ended the first half with more than one goal as we had many good chances. We knew the home side would come charging in the second half and they did.
“We have been plagued by injuries and suspensions. My players are not machines and with so many matches to play, I think they did well and I am happy,” said Durakovic.
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