Razman won’t slow down as he sees rosier season ahead

Melaka defender Razman Roslan

PETALING JAYA: At 36, Melaka’s Razman Roslan is still going strong and is not showing any signs of slowing down.

In last season’s Super League, Melaka did not have the rosiest of seasons as they were deducted three points by the Football Association of Malaysia for not paying players’ wages.

But the Melaka captain held the side together and they managed to finish the season in ninth spot.

And the former Selangor defender believes better days are ahead under the new management.

“I believe with the support of the Melaka chief minister (Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali) all our problems would be solved and the boys can get on playing with peace of mind, ” said Razman.

“As for my future, I’ve had two offers but I’m still waiting to see what plans Melaka have in store for me.

“Despite my age, I want to continue playing as I believe I can still contribute to the game. Maybe in the next couple of years, I would turn to coaching, another passion of mine.

“This year has been tough on everyone. We only played 11 matches, with no FA Cup and a cancelled Malaysia Cup.

“To round up our season, Melaka didn’t disappoint. We were gripped by so many issues but we are still in the Super League, something the players can be proud of.”

Razman, who has played professionally for 16 years now, said Melaka would do well in the future as there are plenty of young talents especially in the President Cup squad.

“The young Melaka boys definitely have the potential to compete with their seniors. They just need to work hard and wait for their time to shine. As for the foreigners (Sony Norde, Uche Agba, Romel Morales and Jang Suk-won) they have been our pillars this season.

“If we want to compete against the top Super League teams, Melaka will have to work harder.

“They need proper facilities, top players and most important, a winning mentality. I’m not saying Melaka do not have any of those, but to mount a proper challenge, they need all that.”

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