The recently appointed Red Warriors coach has expressed his delight on their victory against Perak as they have finally stopped their three-year winless streak in IpohKelantan's new coach, Bojan Hodak expressed delight with his team's performance as they produced a splendid display against a disappointing Perak side.
"I'm happy with the win as we played well in the first half against one of the best sides in Malaysia," stated the Croatian who took the helm from Englishman, Peter Butler, just weeks ago.
"However in the second-half, we went into defensive mode and only relied on counter attacks as the home side were searching for the elusive goal."
According to Hodak, the team defended stoutly as they showed technical brilliance against Norizan Bakar's side.
"We defended quite well and the counter attacks nearly paid off as our midfield was able to quickly make a break and pressure the opponents defence," he explained.
When asked about Norshahrul Idlan Talaha's status, he stated that the Malaysian forward will be back in a week and also shed light on Subramaniam's status.
"We are also hoping that S.Subramaniam returns in a week as we need a full squad to mount a challenge in the AFC Cup and Malaysian Super League," said the former UPB My Team coach.
He claimed that in every game, there will be weaknesses, thus it is the players duty to learn from it and come out stronger in the coming games.
He applauded Obina Nwaneri's performance as "virtuoso" as the Nigerian produced a near perfect performance in last night's game, but stated that Nwoha Onyekachi is improving and can do better.
"Obina was a rock in defence as he and Farisham Ismail combined well to thwart Perak's attack," beamed Hodak of his player.
"Nwoha has played for big clubs and I'm sure he will rise to the occasion. His finishing is still rusty but he is coming to his usual self."
Kelantan will now be off to Myanmmar to face Ayeyawady United in the AFC Cup mid-week.