Amri praises Selangor's progress in defending top-flight status

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Selangor's recent win and draw against PKNS have sent them six points clear of the Malaysia Super League relegation zone.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Selangor's veteran player Amri Yahyah has praised his teammates, following the Red Giants' 2-2 draw against PKNS FC in their Malaysia Super League clash on Sunday.

In the round 15 match that was held at the Shah Alam Stadium, the hosts opened the scoring through Rafael Ramazotti's 18th minute goal, but the visitors snatched the lead through goals by Rufino Segovia (79') and Kugan Dhevarajan (90'). However, Ramazotti rescued a point for the Red Ants with his second of the night, two minutes into injury time. Amri himself played the full 90 minutes in the encounter.

In their round 14 match last Wednesday, Selangor had edged PKNS 2-1 at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium. The two Selangor-based sides are set to meet two more times again later this month, in the FA Cup semi-finals.

"We play as a team regardless of who is picked. I congratulate my teammates for going all out tonight despite going behind at first. We managed to take the lead before conceding the equaliser, and that showed that we have been progressing.

"I hope that the players who are picked for the coming matches will play better, as we can no longer afford to drop points from now on. We need to keep our distance from the relegation zone," remarked the 37-year old in the post-match press conference.

Following the draw, PKNS remained in sixth place while Selangor stayed in eighth, six points clear of the relegation zone. The domestic competition will take a one-week break for the Islamic celebration of Aidilfitri, after the final round 15 match, between Pahang and JDT, is played this Tuesday.