PETALING JAYA: Striker Ronaldo Silva feels that Perak are better than their eighth spot in the Super League.
The Brazilian, who joined the Seladangs during the second transfer window, said he would do whatever it takes to justify their spot with a top-five finish.
Realising that the league title is out of their grasp, the former Yokohama FC player said to appease the fans they have to win the FA Cup and retain the Malaysia Cup they won last year.
“Since joining Perak, coach (Mehmet Durakovic) and my teammates have been great. Thanks to them, I have acclimatised well with my new surroundings,” said Ronaldo.
“Our supporters have high expectations which is expected. Thankfully they have warmed up to me. Now it’s time to repay their love and support in the next five games.”
The quest for a top-five spot begins today against Petaling Jaya City at the Petaling Jaya Stadium.
PJ City are a point behind Perak as they too are looking to cement a top-five spot in their debut season.
Ronaldo is aware that the fans are disgruntled with their position but has assured them Perak’s fortunes will change for the better.
“In the FA Cup, we are in the semis and our chances are good. I aim to create history with this great club.
“I want to see them in a good position in the league and help them win competitions.”
Ronaldo is one of Perak’s three new signings, the other two are his compatriot midfielder Careca and Lebanese defender Hussein El Dor.