Longhi calls for continued concentration from JDT

Johor Southern Tigers
The Johor Darul Ta'zim head coach doesn't want to see beyond the immediate game after his side built up a sizable gap in the Super League standings.

JDT picked up another valuable three points on MD11 against Negeri Sembilan after a Gonzalo Cabrera goal in each half was enough to secure a win.

The win puts them eight points ahead of Perak who lost to Terengganu FC on Tuesday night and puts Raul Longhi in pole position to win his first league title as the head coach.

The Argentine was pleased with the performance that his team put out despite a shoddy start to the second half. Without wanting to put pressure on his team, Longhi is putting the title talk in the backburner, at least for now.

"We feel really happy because we tried to win and play good football. We were good in the first half but lost the ball a bit in the first 20 minutes of the second half. The more important today is to get three points and now it's an eight points gap."

"We are not thinking about the league yet, we are only thinking about the next game and that is PKNS. It's important to win that," said Longhi in an interview with the host broadcaster after the match.

Reverting back to a 4-2-3-1 formation, Longhi reintroduced Nazmi Faiz back into the team with Harry Novillo being pushed out wide on the right. It was a plan that worked as Nazmi was crucial in setting up the opening goal for Cabrera.

Longhi will have to ensure his players will recover quickly as JDT will have to travel up to Shah Alam to face PKNS FC next on Sunday May 27.