Shahdan Sulaiman was pleased with the LionsXII's stylish win over Sarawak. Lions' captain Hariss Harun also talked about the players who have stepped up in place of Shahril Ishak
Lions XII playmaker, Shahdan Sulaiman was pleased with the manner of the win. The Singapore side dominated for long periods of the match as Sarawak sat back and allowed the Lions get into their passing rhythm. In the end the Lions got the result along with the performance to go with it.
“I thought it was a good win," said Shahdan.
"We needed the three points badly and we got them. It was a good result for us.”
When asked about the Lions' title hopes, he played down their chances but remained positive about the outcome.
The Lions hold a slim 4 point lead over their closest rivals, Kelantan. The Malaysian side still have as many as 6 games in hand, due to their participation in the AFC Cup.
“It’s going to be very tough to win the title; we will just have to finish the season strongly," he admitted.
"They [Kelantan] still have a lot of games to play, we just have to stay positive and finish with as many points as we can.”
Captain Hariss Harun had only praise for two-goal hero, Agu Casmir and was delighted at how well the striker was doing filling in for the injured Shahril Ishak.
“Yes it is great that Agu is stepping up and scoring," said the defensive midfielder.
"We always knew he could get goals for us. Same goes for our other strikers, Nizam and Sufian, although they are different kinds of player from Shahril.
"We have goals in this team and it is great for us to keep on scoring in his [Shahril’s] absence.”
With the season winding down for the LionsXII and only 4 more games left to play, the Singapore side will be hoping for a miracle and that Kelantan drops points down the stretch.