The second round of the Malaysian Super League matches since last Saturday has shown significant improvements, especially among the teams whom, before this, were in the bottom half of the league.
ATM’s captain, Hairuddin Omar, admitted that this fact is true especially when ATM clash with PKNS FC at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, Seremban.
Despite beating PKNS 3-1 in Shah Alam last January, there is no guarantee of another win this time around, in their pursuit of closing the gap with LionsXII.
"As soon as the second round starts, all teams have shown different performances and our approach to every game must be different.
"Those who were at the lower half of the table before are getting better and that includes PKNS.
"Just look how they beat Kelantan away from home.
"So we have to really focus so that we would not be far off from LionsXII, Johor Darul Takzim and Selangor," Hairuddin Omar told Utusan Malaysia.
Hai-O, who is suspended, urged his teammates not to drop any points.
"I admit when I play, I can feel the fighting spirit with the support from our fans," he added.