Mehmet Durakovic: ' We have been consistent in the league and we deserve the top spot. Terengganu have been inconsistent but they will be back fresher after the three week break so it will be a tough match.'
PETALING JAYA: Selangor coach Mehmet Durakovic believes that his Red Giants deserve to be on the perch of the Super League table because of their consistent form.
And he hopes to see his side climb to the top when they take on the inconsistent Terengganu at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday night.
The Red Giants have only dropped six points from their last eight matches after their 4-1 defeat to Johor Darul Ta’zim on Feb 15. They are now second, just one point behind leaders Pahang (28 points) with a game in hand.
Fifth-placed Turtles are going through a bad patch having gone down to a shock 2-0 loss to bottom side Perak in their last league game last month.
The 48-year-old Durakovic said his players have been model professionals and have given their all for the team despite their hectic fixtures schedule.
“We were practically playing three matches a week before we were knocked out of the AFC Cup competition and the players have given their best in every match,” said the former Selangor great.
“We have been consistent in the league and we deserve the top spot. Terengganu have been inconsistent but they will be back fresher after the three week break so it will be a tough match.”
Durakovic said new midfield signing Mohd Nazmi Faiz Mansor, who had only trained with the team for a week, might have to wait a while for his debut.
“Nazmi is a wonderful young talent but he just joined and needs a bit more time to gel with the team,” said the former Australian international.