Pahang cannot afford to rest on its laurels.
That is the message delivered to the Pahang players as they aim for their first Super League title in 11 years.
Pahang’s Super League aspirations is in their hands. The East Coast giants lead the standings on 36 points, two above defending champions and Johor Darul Takzim.
The Elephants face Armed Forces at the Darul Makmur Stadium on Wednesday night.
“The players cannot allow a repeat of what happened against Sime Darby. Fortunately, we fought back to win 4-2. But that may not happen in every game,” he said.
Pahang went down 2-0 in the first 15 minutes but hit four back to win 4-2.
“Chances may not be plenty in some games. None of the Super League teams can be taken for granted and any team can record a win on their day.
“We are where we are because of our consistency and now is not the time to throw it all away. There’s always pride in defeating the team at the top and it is up to us to stop that.”
Zainal refuses to feel confident despite Armed Forces letting in 14 goals in the last three matches.