Brendan to give 110% to coach Sathianathan and Selangor


  • Football
  • Friday, 11 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: All-action midfielder Brendan Gan (pic) will go all out to help coach B. Sathianathan guide Selangor to a place in either the AFC Cup or the AFC Champions League next season.

To do that, the Red Giants must win the remaining five matches to finish in the top two in the Super League.

Their quest to reach the Asian stage starts when they face Melaka at the UiTM Stadium tomorrow.

The 2-1 victory over Sabah last Friday gave Selangor the perfect impetus for the Melaka clash amid murmurs over Sathianathan’s future with the team who are currently sixth in the league with nine points.“Every team will have questions surrounding coaches and players, but for me, I always tell myself to concentrate on my own job. I have always had this principle – whoever the coach, club or player, I would always give my 100%,” said the 32-year-old Brendan.

“I will give 110% for coach Sathianathan because he has a great squad, placed his trust in us and has ideas to move the team forward.

“I have nothing but the best to say about him. Right now, we just have to think about the five games and what we should do. Once we get success, no one can talk.

“Our target is to get into the Asian stage. I do not want to go into a game thinking of a draw, I want to win.

“I did it before with my previous club (Perak), and I want to do it again with Selangor.

“I want to be one of those players to put Selangor on a bigger map, which is the Asian stage,” added Brendan.

There have been talks that there could be a change in the Selangor coaching set-up next season with Selangor II coach Michael Feichtenbeiner favoured to take over.

Sathianathan has since said that he does not care about the rumours and just wants to focus on the present.

Brendan is fully behind Sathianathan, a coach he believes is capable of changing team tactics around to benefit the squad.

“In the last two games, we changed a few formations and combinations during matches. It shows the quality of players that we have and how coach Sathia utilises it,” said Brendan.

“It is a testament to the great squad we have. It just shows how intelligent the footballers are.

“We just have to keep improving and unlocking more potentials that we have within the team.”

Selangor have their style of play with Sathianathan using the 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 formation in his last two matches and it has worked wonders and Brendan is banking on Sathia doing his magic again for the match against Melaka.

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