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Tunku Ismail has not set high targets for both JDT and JDT II in the Malaysia Cup, but insisted that they still need to do their best


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President of Johor Football Association, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ), has admitted that he has not set a high target for JDT in the Malaysia Cup.

TMJ stated that his dream for the past two seasons was for the team to win the Malaysia Super League (MSL) and it is enough for him this season after JDT won the title, beating out closest rivals Selangor.

According to Harian Metro, TMJ said “For the past two seasons, my target was the MSL trophy and after so much effort and hard work, we managed to win it this season. I have to admit that our journey to win the title was not easy but it was a challenge for me and the whole management team and the players to give their best throughout the whole season.”

However, TMJ insisted that even though he has not set any high targets, it is still important for the team to do their best in the tournament.

“I didn’t set a very high target for Malaysia Cup, and I hope Bojan Hodak will give chances for players who rarely featured during the MSL season to play, because every player deserves to play for the team,” added TMJ, who also believes that JDT’s challenge in Group C will not be easy.

He also hoped that JDT II under Azmi Mohamad can give a challenge to other teams in their group, such as current holders Pahang, Singaporean Lions XII and Felda United.

Commenting on the AFC Cup challenge awaiting JDT next season, as well as their chance to play in the AFC Champions League, TMJ informed that planning has been made by trying to negotiate with big name players. However further discussions are expected with Bojan Hodak before any decisions are made.

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