By K. RAJAN
PETALING JAYA: Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak admitted his side are not showing their champions’ pedigree after suffering a 2-0 defeat to bitter rivals Selangor in a Super League match at the Shah Alam Stadium on Friday.
Two headed goals in the first half from the Red Giants’ Liberian striker Francis Doe and Lebanese defender Ramez Dayoub in the 13th and 26th minutes respectively handed the Red Warriors their second defeat of the season.
The 41-year-old Croatian admitted that his strike force performed below par and Selangor played well to win the match.
“We let in two cheap goals and I tried to get back into the game with the substitutions but we failed to get the goals,” said Hodak.
“Our strike force were ineffective and I’m unhappy with their performance.
“Anyway, we have no time to worry about the poor display as we have a tight schedule.”
The defeat saw the treble winners drop to eighth spot in the 12-team Super League table with just one win, three draws and two defeats from six games.
Hodak’s strike force have only found the back of the net three times after six matches but he will have to wait for the second transfer window to make changes to the team.
“The players, especially the strikers, couldn’t translate their training form into our matches.
“I think they might have a mental block,” said the former UPB-Myteam coach.
“We will have to soldier on with the players we have until the transfer window in April. I hope the players will improve by then.”
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