Pahang need to make the most of their chances to reach the Malaysia Cup semifinals.
Having squandered numerous chances in the 1-1 quarterfinal first leg draw in Kuantan last week, head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan doesn’t want to see a repeat of their poor conversion rate.
The first leg result gives their opponents Police an away goal advantage but Zainal believes the Elephants have it in them to overcome the Premier League winners.
“We missed many chances. On another day it could have all gone in. But Police made us work hard to even get those chances so I’m expecting another tough match,” he said.
“I have faith in my players that they would ensure we progress. They have work hard all season and I believe they will give everthing takes to defeat Police.”
The return leg this weekend has been shifted from the Paroi Stadium to the Shah Alam Stadium.
Zainal also said the first leg in Kuantan proved that both teams had not let the break affect their momentum.
The Malaysia Cup took a month long break during the Asian Games, during which the national team under former Pahang coach Dollah Salleh also prepared for the year-ending Asean Football Federation (AFF) Cup.