BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
Following Kaya FC's 7-2 trouncing at the hands of defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) in their AFC Cup round of 16 match, their head coach Joel Villarino admitted that his side were simply not good enough.
He was quoted by the AFC website as saying following the match that JDT tactics were ultimately better than theirs.
"It was a very good experience against the defending champions. Some of us were new in facing big crowds away, especially when we were up against the quality of the champions. We tried our best, but our best was not good enough in the game of tactics,” commented Villarino.
He cited JDT's first goal, a wonderful freekick by Argentinian forward Juan Martin Lucero as the point when his side lost the match.
"The first goal we conceded really surprised us because we were not ready when it happened.
“I did not know what happened to our goalkeeper because we were not able to adjust right away to the free kick," he explained.