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Amar urges fans not to compare him with Shakir Shaari

Amar urges fans not to compare him with Shakir Shaari

Portal Sukan

Kelantan's new signing hopes that fans do not expect him to replace the hard-tackling midfielder in the heart of the Red Warriors midfield

Amar Rohidan has urged Kelantan fans not to expect him to fill the gap left by hard-tackling Shakir Shaari in Kelantan’s midfield.

Shakir is one of the few players who left the club this off-season, choosing a different path by selecting to play for Johor Darul Ta'zim next season and Amar insisted his way of playing is different to Shakir’s.

“Every player has their own ability and style of play," Amar told Berita Harian. "I do not want fans to rely on me to play like Shakir because my style of playing is definitely different from him.”

However, Amar admitted that after going through a series of friendlies and lots of training sessions, he is starting to feel more comfortable playing with his teammates, including captain Badhri Radzi.

Shakir and Badhri formed a formidable partnership last season and Amar is hoping to fight for his place alongside his captain for next season.

“After some of the training sessions and series of friendly matches, I think I was able to suit the team well but I have to admit I have to fight for my place with other players such as Mohamed Shawky," he added. "But I am sure I can be selected in the first eleven if I keep working hard to help the team.”

Amar joined the Red Warriors this season after leaving his former club Felda United.