After seeing his team drop five points in two games, the President of the Johor Football Association (JFA), Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, has urged fans not to be too disappointed by the club’s form.
Releasing the statement through Johor Darul Takzim's (JDT) official website, he also said that he will take full responsibility if the team does not achieve what they aimed for.
“I would like to call upon to our supporters and fans alike not to despair and be disheartened," it read.
"Give time to our beloved team as we still have a lot to do and mend. Our team needs your positive support.”
TMJ also insisted that it will take some time for teams to achieve success and gave examples such as Manchester City and French giants Paris Saint-Germain, who took time to win their leagues.
“I shall rectify whatever weaknesses within and let us look at some examples; take Manchester City, it took them four years to savour success and the same goes to PSG, they went through three years after a large amount of investment to their team,” he added.
"Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait."
TMJ released the statement shortly after the Southern Tigers drew with Malaysia Super League champions LionsXII, despite taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Goals from Argentinian duo Pablo Aimar and Luciano Figureoa were answered by two quickfire goals from the LionsXII in the second half, dropping JDT to sixth in the table, with four points from their opening three games.