PETALING JAYA: Pahang’s coach Dollah Salleh has taken his foreign strikers to task for under-performing in the first five fixtures of the Super League but one player – Ukrainain Yevhen Bokhashvili aims to change his perception.
Striker Bokhashvili has scored only one goal in five matches and has a good reason for the slow start.
He has been struggling to click with Pedro Henrique but given time, he says they will show their true form.
“I need to follow coach’s instructions, improve and help my team to win each game. Of course, as a striker, I must score, ” said the 28-year-old, who last played for PSS Sleman in the Indonesian Liga 1.
“I had a long break, but I will surely improve. I’ve not played the game for a while before joining Pahang.
“The Indonesian League was suspended and we trained at the gym for so long and only returned to training in October, but the league did not resume.
“Pahang are a friendly and good team, and if we work hard together, we can do a good job.
“I’m happy that I have scored one goal this season, and I hope it will give me motivation to score more.”
Bokhashvili is hoping to help the Elephants improve their standings in the league by beating second-placed Kedah at the Darulaman Stadium today.
Pahang are currently in the relegation zone in 11th place with four points.