Safawi: Title march will be back on track at Larkin

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

Safawi: ‘Selangor are always a threat, we can never take them for granted. We have a 35-match unbeaten run and we won’t let them ruin it.”

PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) forward Safawi Rasid is looking for a quick rebound against Selangor in their Super League clash today.

The Southern Tigers’ march to their sixth consecutive Super League title hit a snag when they were surprisingly held 1-1 by relegation battlers PKNP in Manjung last Friday.

JDT, who need three more wins from six matches to wrap up the title, have a tough encounter against the Red Giants at the Larkin Stadium.

Selangor, who are third in the standings, won their last game against Kuala Lumpur 2-1. But JDT hold the advantage as they have not lost at home in the Super League.

They lead the 12-team Super League standings with 40 points after 16 matches and Safawi aims to widen the gap over their rivals and keep their home record intact.

“We have a 35-match unbeaten run and we won’t let Selangor ruin it,” said the 22-year-old Dungun local.

“I’m not giving an excuse but I was a bit tired against PKNP after playing in the World Cup qualifiers.

“We were also unlucky as our attempts hit the post.

“Anyway we’ll be sharper and fresher for this game. We don’t want to disappoint our fans.

“Selangor are always a threat, we can never take them for granted. It’ll be another tough match against them.

“They are also gunning for the runners-up spot so we must be extra careful.

“We’ll play our normal game, stick to the game plan and hopefully execute it well.

“I hope I get to score. My personal target is to get a goal and create assists in every game.”

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