Bojan keeping his feet on the ground

Head coach of Kelantan, Bojan Hodak, does not want his players to get carried away with their win and wants them to be more focused in the next game.

Despite taking a two-goal lead going into the second leg at Kota Bharu, Kelantan head coach Bojan Hodak is keeping his feet on the ground after seeing his team beat ATM in the first leg of 2013 Malaysia Cup semifinal last Friday.

He also explained that despite many considering Kelantan as favourites to go through to the final, he believes that there is still a lot of football to be played and nobody are favourites to win the semifinal.

Speaking to Sinar Harian, Bojan said: "There are still 90 minutes for both teams to fight for it in Kota Bharu. Anything can happen in football and I don’t want my players to get carried away with the win. We cannot be too relaxed and must be more focused for the second leg. We have to think the aggregate is still 0-0 and we have to play our heart out to win."

Commenting on the game, Bojan was happy with the two goals that they scored but believed that his side could have scored more goals as they wasted a lot of chances.

"It’s a tight game because before the game I thought we had a 50-50 chance to beat ATM. I am still happy with the result because we got the victory away from home. They dominated the midfield in the first half but we dominated in the second half and their midfielders probably felt the pressure when we scored the second goal," he added.

In the match, the Red Warriors defeated ATM with goals from captain Badhri Radzi and Norfarhan Muhammad while ATM managed to get one goal back via Christie Jayaseelan.

The second leg will be played in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, this Friday, where the winner will meet either Pahang or Sarawak in the 2013 Malaysia Cup final.