BY OOI KIN FAI Follow on Twitter
Unlike last season, Perak are starting the 2017 season on the front foot and are level on points with league leaders Pahang after just three rounds of matches in the Super League. Still undefeated, Perak will next travel to Shah Alam to face PKNS in Round 4.
Having won the league with Johor Darul Ta'zim last season, Nazrin Nawi is now plying his trade with Perak and despite missing out on the opening match against Pahang, the 29-year-old has started the subsquent two wins against Penang and Melaka United.
"Before this we have already won at Penang and in Ipoh, and we need to keep that momentum going against PKNS this Saturday," said Nazrin in an interview on the team's website.
Perhaps he's the lucky charm for Karl-Heinz Weigang and he would surely want to continue his personal 100% winning record against PKNS. Now part of a double "NN" partnership on Perak's left side, Nazrin knows he still has work to do to ensure that his partnership with Nazirul Naim goest to the next level.
"We need find a better understanding between ourseles and keep improving our game because it's going to be a tough game this Saturday," added Nazrin.
In the previous match against Melaka, it was Nazrin's well floated free kick that got Perak their opening goal in that 3-2 win. Thiago Aquino was on hand to head on that one and PKNS will have to look out for Nazrin's delivery if they don't want to suffer the same fate as Melaka.
"We are motivated and we want the team to keep moving ahead so three points is what we seek," said Nazrin.
Capable of the spectacular, Nazrin have been left out of recent international call-ups but if he keeps on improving under Weigang, it will only be a matter of time before Datuk Ong Kim Swee comes calling again.