CONSISTENCY is the key to success, and Sabah coach Ong Kim Swee wants this from his players.
Although Sabah are second in the Super League after the 1-0 win over Negri Sembilan in Paroi on Sunday, Kim Swee is not too happy with his team's level of consistency.
He hopes to get things going before the Rhinos, who have 22 points from seven wins and one draw in 10 matches, take on defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) in their next match.
"Although we are second, it is too early to talk about standings. We have only played 10 matches. As a team, we have to maintain our consistency, and I hope to address it in the next 11 days before we play JDT," said Kim Swee,
"We have 12 games remaining, and if we can produce consistent displays, we will do better."
On Sunday, South Korean Park Tae Su scored Sabah's only goal in the 62nd minute.
Negri coach K. Devan attributed the defeat to fatigue.
The Sabah defeat was his team's third game in nine days.
"We did well in the first half but were tired in the remaining 45 minutes. I think we defended well and were unlucky to concede that goal," said Devan.
Negri play Terengganu away in their next match on July 27.
The Deer are third with 20 points after 12 games.