KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor coach B. Satiananthan was impressed with his team’s performance in the 3-0 win over Indonesia’s Persib Bandung at the Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday.
The 33-time Malaysia Cup champions will take on Thailand’s Bangkok United, who overcame Vietnam’s Hanoi FC 3-0 in the other match, in the final later today.
On the win over Persib, Satiananthan said: My boys kept to the formation throughout the game. Even our substitutes managed to do it.
“We created a lot of chances in the game. However, our ball transition was not fast enough.
“Maybe, the wet condition of the pitch affected the pace of our game. I am happy with their fitness,” he said.
The coach also hopes to sign a player for the left-back position.
“I am hoping for more options. We have Azrin (Afiq Rusmini) who has the quality, but I fear he might not be able to perform consistently. Furthermore, he is still young, and I do not want to rush him.
“We also have M. Tamilmaran but he is more suited for the centre-back position. I hope to get another player for that position.”
Midfielder Sandro Mendonca, who scored a goal on Saturday, believes the inclusions of Brendan Gan and Singapore international Safuwan Baharudin will help Selangor grow as a team ahead of the new season.
“Both are internationals, and although they need more time to adapt with our game, I believe it will not be a problem as they have quality,” said the Brazilian.