We are ready, says skipper Razman Roslan

June 6, 2014

Pahang captain Razman Roslan believes the players face no pressure in the FA Cup final. He reckons that last year’s Malaysia Cup final, where Pahang defeated Kelantan to win the trophy after 21 years, gives them the experience they need to play Felda United in the final at the Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday.

The 29-year-old insisted Felda would not be an easy obstacle to overcome but added his teammates are well prepared.

“Mentally and physically, we are prepared. But this does mean we would be overconfident. We sure can’t take the final easy and need to be focussed throughout the entire 90 minutes or longer if the match goes into extra time.

“We played in the Malaysia Cup final last year and it gives us the experience of playing in finals. Most of us are the same players. Hence, we would not buckle under pressure.”

Razman, alongside fellow defender Saiful Nizam Miswan and midfielder Azidan Sarudin, are expected to return to the starting line-up after missing the semifinal second leg win over Johor Darul Takzim last month.

Meanwhile, coach Zainal Abidin Hassan highlighted Felda’ Zah Rahan Krangar and Edward Junior Wilson as the ones to watch.

“They (Krangar and Wilson) are important to Felda’s play as they are dangerous. We have to continue what we were doing in previous matches – the same duties, discipline and conviction.

“Felda are Premier League side but they not an ordinary team. In fact, I believe they are on par with Super League teams,” said Zainal.

Zainal also confirmed that Dickson Nwakaeme, who was battling a thigh injury last month, is looking good in training over the last three days and his participation during the game would depend on his match fitness.


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