PETALING JAYA: Terengganu goalkeeper Suhaimi Husin has an old score to settle against Kuala Lumpur when the two teams clash in the Malaysia Cup semi-final stage next month.
The FA Cup semi-final saw Suhaimi spectacularly keeping the City Boys at bay for 120 minutes but his efforts were in vain as they lost 2-4 in the penalty shootout at the Sultan Mizan Stadium in June.
Now, the two teams are drawn to meet again and Suhaimi said he is ready this time to turn the tables on their high-riding opponents.
The Turtles will play their first-leg of the Malaysia Cup at home on Oct 20 while the return-leg will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium on Nov 3.Suhaimi, 29, showed what he was capable of, standing steadily in goal as Terengganu negotiated a tough quarter-final second-leg clash against Selangor at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Monday to book their semi-final spot.
“Since losing the FA Cup match, I have been aiming for revenge and I will get the opportunity in the Malaysia Cup semi-final,” said Suhaimi.
“We came close to beating them (in June) but we want to go all out to this time after battling hard to overcome Selangor in the quarter-finals.
“We had a tough time against Selangor who controlled the attack but we survived and we want to go with the same spirit against KL.
“We must also thank our fans who have been a crucial factor in our campaign. They are the team’s 12th man.”
Rising young defender Azam Azmi Murad, who was impressive against Selangor, said they would have to work hard against KL to get to the final.
Azam put in a tireless performance against KL in the FA Cup semi-final and is looking forward to better fortunes this time.
“KL are very experienced and have a strong side and we need to double our work rate to upstage them,” said the 22-year-old Harimau Muda player.
Terengganu are hoping for a repeat of their Malaysia Cup result last year where they toppled KL in the quarter-finals. However, Selangor stopped them in the semi-finals.
This time, though, they want to go further.