PETALING JAYA: Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak has rued his side’s poor finishing which saw them being held to a 1-1 draw by Johor Darul Takzim (Johor DT) in their Super League clash at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium on Tuesday.
The treble winners raced ahead through striker Mohd Norfarhan Muhammad’s 38th-minute screamer before Johor DT equalised through former Spain international Daniel Guiza’s freekick in the 64th minute.
The Croatian coach claimed that the Red Warriors were the dominant side tactically and physically and “we should have come out victorious after playing our best game of the season”.
“We played our best game and were the better team on the pitch but we had to settle for a draw,” said the disappointed Hodak.
“We did everything well but failed to convert our chances.
“Overall, I’m happy with my team’s performance, especially my defenders who managed to contain Johor DT’s multi million ringgit strike force until the free-kick.”
Hodak admitted that his side were still struggling to get over the loss of their treble-winning strikeforce of Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Mohd Ghaddar Mahmoud, S. Chanturu, Nurul Azwan Roya and Mohd Ramzul Zahini Adenan.
“We’ve lost most of our pacy attackers and are slowly adapting to a different tactic. So, obviously we need a bit more time to get it right,” said the 41-year-old coach.
“What’s important now is to keep on improving and stop dropping points. The players are very committed to our cause and we’ll get better as the season progresses.”
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