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Selangor need to end the season with a win, says Andik

04:46 GMT+3 27/10/2017
Andik Vermansyah Selangor 05052017
Selangor need to put a stop to their five-game losing streak, by defeating the already-relegated Pulau Pinang in the final Super League round.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


Selangor winger Andik Vermansah wants the team to end the season with a win, when they play away to the already-relegated Pulau Pinang in their last Super League match this Saturday.

"Although we have no chance [of capturing the title or any continental competition spot] anymore, we still need to play well because it is our final game of the season," the Indonesia international told Goal when met on Wednesday.

As Pulau Pinang are currently led by former Red Giants player and head coach; Zainal Abidin Hassan, Andik said they needed to avoid being too over-awed by their respect for the former boss. Zainal had coached the Red Giants in the 2016.

Zainal Abidin Hassan. Photo by Nazrulhad Hashim / www.asiana.my

"Although he is already familiar with our style of play, it will not necessarily make things easier for them.

"We respect him, he is our former boss, but on the pitch he is still our foe and we must keep it professional," he remarked.

A win over the Panthers may allow the Red Giants to move up to the fifth spot, while anything less than that will see them remain in sixth. Furthermore, Selangor need to halt their five-match losing streak in all competitions, which has equalled the losing streak they recorded in the 2005/2006 season.