PETALING JAYA: Pint-sized Faisal Halim (pic) can stand tall with his standout performances in the Super League thus far.
The 1.58m Terengganu winger has made amazing strides as he continues to bamboozle opponents’ defence with his pace and dribbling.
And after three matches, he was rewarded with his first goal in the 2-0 win over Perak on Sunday which did enough to earn him a call-up to join the national team for the World Cup-Asia Cup qualifiers training camp.
And against Melaka at the Sultan Mizan Stadium today, expect Faisal to run rings around the opponents.
“I’m happy to open my accounts with the team, it’s a great morale booster.”
The Turtles are only one of two teams (leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim) to have won all their matches thus far and are second in the standings.
“It’s too early to talk about our chances after just three matches but our good start has been crucial in building the players’ confidence, ” he said.
“I just want to focus on one match at a time and whatever happens at the end of the season, my teammates and I hope for a good outcome.”
Faisal, who joined the team from Pahang this season, revealed that the players are very comfortable working with coach Nafuzi Zain.
“Coach has a different way of getting what he wants from us and judging by our results it has proven to be successful.
“The atmosphere here is more relaxed and we play with no unnecessary pressure.”