Piya elated to be named Goal's Best Player in the Malaysia Super League

Kelantan captain Badhri Radzi has exclusively told Goal how happy he is to be crowned as the MSL's best midfielder and best player this season

"I am really happy to be recognized by Goal as the best player."

Those were Badhri Radzi's first words when Goal exclusively sought his reaction after he was named as the best midfielder and best player in our Malaysian Super League awards this year.

Badhri, 31, was the key towards Kelantan’s success to finish the league in the top four.

His contributions were enormously important, especially during the closing stages of the season when he led the Red Warriors to a five-match winning streak, which included their FA Cup success in June.

"It is an honour to be awarded with this but it won’t stop me from chasing further success, for me, and also for the team.

"Thank you Goal for this recognition, but this won’t be mine if not for the help of my teamates, the management and also the fans," he added.

Badhri was also asked about his hopes for the upcoming Malaysia Cup, in which he will once again lead Kelantan as they strive to retain the title for the second year running.

"I hope that the silverware will remain in Kota Bharu and I’ll try my best to keep it where it is now.

"Sure, it will not be easy for us - as I have said earlier this season that to win the cup for the first time is easier than retaining it - but we have done it once when we lifted up the FA Cup again this year."

Badhri's success this season was also recognized by the national coach as he was once again called up by K. Rajagobal to represent Malaysia.

However was ruled out of the match against Thailand's Chonburi FC and will also miss the tie versus Premier League side Chelsea FC due to his hamstring problem.