Current MSL top-scorer Rufino not frustrated by Selangor's lack of win

Nazliazmi Nasir, Rufino Segovia, Selangor, 12052018
Zulhilmi Zainal
Selangor's Rufino Segovia has scored eight MSL goals this season to lead the goal-scoring chart, but the Red Giants are only eighth in the standings.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Although Selangor striker Rufino Segovia have scored eight goals this season to emerge as the Malaysia Super League (MSL) goal-scoring chart leader, the Red Giants are only in eighth spot in the standings.

Their poor standings is partly because the club have not been winning matches, despite the Spaniard scoring regularly.

Last week against PKNS FC at home, Selangor conceded a last-gasp equaliser to the minnows, which cancelled out Rufino's 54th minute goal.

On Saturday, the striker gave his team the lead against JDT with his 16th minute solo effort, only for them to concede the leveller in the 67th minute, a goal by new signing Harry Novillo. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, their second consecutive draw at home in the league.

The 33-year old however said he was still happy with the performance of his club, when met by the press after the clash.

"We came here today to win, not for a draw, and in the first half we worked very hard. But in the second we were simply tired because the opponents are simply good and experienced.

"I think we need to be very happy. We played our best for the fans and it's a good night for us. In the last two games we played well, and we need to keep this momentum," said Rufino.

On top of this, despite his club's inability to collect three points consistently on the back of his goals, he explained that he is not unhappy, when asked by Goal.

"No team win matches every week in the MSL. Kedah are good but they lose (sometimes) and yesterday (Friday) Pahang lost to Terengganu. Every game is a difficult game, for example against PKNP; if the game had been stopped 30 seconds earlier we would have won! But we were simply unlucky.

"Tonight we did a great job but we still couldn't win, however it's still a good result for us and we need to keep this momentum," explained the Spaniard.