Bojan Hodak hails team spirit after advancing to semifinals

The Croatian tactician was happy with his team's display as he revealed that the players were confident of winning the game before the match started.

Bojan Hodak was in a flamboyant mood after seeing his players trash Johor Darul Takzim 6-1 and continue their mission of retaining the Malaysia Cup trophy.

After losing 4-2 in the first leg, the Red Warriors went into the game full of confidence and scored six past the JDT defence and won the tie 8-5 on aggregate.

Speaking to the reporters after the game, Hodak said, “We entered the game with confidence and even in the dressing room, the player were hungry to win the game. I can’t complain much about the mistakes that we did and I am happy with the result.”

With the win, Kelantan will now travel to Selayang to face ATM for their semi-final clash on 18th October before welcoming the Gladiators to Kota Bharu a week after that.

The tie will be the repeat of last year’s final when Kelantan beat ATM, and Bojan is expecting a tough game against the Gladatiors.

“I think Kelantan and ATM are the best teams in the country at the moment and it will be quite tough for us,” he added.